Pastime Pleasures #26- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Posted February 6, 2015 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago.

Pastime Pleasures #26- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess was not only one of my favourite books growing up but also one of my favourite films.

This is heart-warming as well as being heart-breaking at the same time, and it is so beautifully written that you cannot help but believe. Sara’s way in believing in magic is so strong that you cannot help but be sucked in.

There is a heroine to root for and a hero to hate. There is hope and lost and pure joy. Sara is a a kind girl, who should really be extremely spoilt. She is kind to those less fortunate than herself and does her best to be generous to everyone. Even if she doesn’t particularly like them.

Despite not reading A Little Princess for years, it still has the power to enchant me and has a strong comforting feeling that made me fall in love with it all over again.

“Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”

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