Note: This book has been sold. Dame Elizabeth Wordsworth (1840 - 1942) great-niece of the poet William Wordsworth, was a prolific writer of adult books, the founding and 30 year principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and the founder of St. Hugh's college. Perhaps this explains the beautiful binding of this, her only children's book. These are subtle and beautiful original tales for older children, some previously published, some told to her nephews, little boys with whooping cough who were tired of making boats and "gas pipes" out of newspaper.
Perhaps children "when they do not feel equal to reading anything very important or improving... may like to come and sit on the hearth rug by the fire and fancy themselves in fairyland for a few moments. It is not a bad place, and after all, there is something to be learnt there as well as in the lesson books."
The Snow Garden, Who is Master?; The Field of the Lost Tempers; The Astrologer; The Creaking Door; 'Seeing the Kingfisher'; Burning One's Luck; The Rocking-horse; Sir Dugald; The Changeling. Note: This book has been sold.