I forget whether Daughter was given this book by her Grandmother, or if she simply ‘borrowed’ it. We used to read it when visiting, many years ago, and it has that charm associated with really old things you encounter in someone else’s house and like because it’s theirs.
It was lying around after the move and I was thinking (hoping) we could get rid of the book. That’s when Daughter’s eagle eye spied it and said ‘you are not getting rid of that, are you?’ So it seems we are not. Although, when re-reading it shortly after, she did realise it’s actually not a very pc sort of book. It features Eskimos and ‘black men who live in Africa’ and not in the most flattering way.
But the book is staying. Apparently.