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Herself and Janet Reachfar
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ISBN:
9781841582092
Categories
Children's
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 June 2002
Format
PB
Status
CU
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
32
Age Range
20th Century,
Illustrations
Colour illustration

Herself and Janet Reachfar

Jane Duncan’s stories of a little girl called Janet and her life on ’Reachfar’ farm are evocatively illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick and have become children’s classics.

George and Tom, who worked on the farm called ’Reachfar’, were Janet’s greatest friends.’Herself’ was what they called Janet’s Granny when she spoke in a special voice. When it was Herself who ordered George and Tom to bring the sheep off the hills in the unexpected snow, Janet went too. George and Tom went up to the Heights and Janet went into the warm barn with Fly, her collie, but she couldn’t help thinking about the poor cold sheep on the East Hill. If she just opened the gate, Fly could easily bring the sheep into the shelter of the trees, and she wouldn’t be going out, not really out on to the forbidden East Hill . . . But of course she did, and what came of it, in the end, changed Herself back into Granny, loved and loving - and perhaps even a little magical.