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Or the children find even greater opportunities for adventure in their ordinary lives. British working class family Really good stories Realistic and fun I m delighted to have found this authorI loved it again upon a second reading for my book group We read it because I bought everyone copies They couldn t say no I hope they liked it tooTurns out everyone liked it Sparked lots of discussion of the way things were Remembering our childhoods and made us think of the documentary series 7 Up

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The Family from One End Street

A story of everyday life in the big happy Ruggles family who live in the small town o. This when I was growing up was pretty near being The Best Book Ever I read it over and over again and it delighted me every timeit still delights me The scenes are so evocative and the children so perfectly drawn Both in the writing and the adorable and funny illustrations I loved learning as an adult that this beloved book was ground breaking for being the first British children s book to depict the everyday lives of normal working class kids instead of the polished desirable lives of upper class children I desired their lives pretty wildly as a kid The twins adventures and determination to create adventures in their lives really jumped out at me the most as a child I dreamed of the birthday cake at that party one of them gets accidentally invited to for years chocolate and coffee mixed with a lattice of frosting and little silver balls all over it who wouldn t I m sure several generations of children by now have dreamed about that cake and their stories are all so funny and engagingIt s funny The older British kids books I loved were mostly the magic filled adventures of E Nesbit s But despite all the magic castles and psammeads I found there the stories of the Family From One End Street seemed to hold magic than anybody s Once More a Family years chocolate and coffee mixed with a lattice of frosting and little silver balls all over it who wouldn t I m sure several generations of children by now have dreamed about that cake and their stories are all so funny and engagingIt s funny The older British kids books I loved were mostly the magic filled adventures of E Nesbit s But despite all the magic castles and psammeads I found there the stories of the Family From One End Street seemed to hold magic than anybody s

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F Otwell The father is a dustman and the mother a washerwoman but because they are po. I m so pleased that I finally read this 1937 children s classic There s a beauty and timelessness about it despite being a little cliched and dated It really captures the freedom and fears of childhood so beautifully as well as conveying the strong sense of class boundaries which existed thenIt s not flawless by any means but there s a perennial wonder and joy to be discovered and relished here and some mighty fine writing too


10 thoughts on “The Family from One End Street

  1. says:

    Eve Garnett's 1937 novel The Family from One End Street might well read a bit too obviously episodically for those readers who always do desire and crave a specific and mostly straightforward plot line in a novel and is also

  2. says:

    This when I was growing up was pretty near being The Best Book Ever I read it over and over again and it delighted me every timeit still delights me The scenes are so evocative and the children so perfectly drawn Both in

  3. says:

    It's the classic story of life in a big happy family And with seven children you know there won't be a dull moment Each chapter introduces you to a different child and tells of their adventures From Lily Rose's plans to assist her mother wit

  4. says:

    Imagine if you will bird chirping weather the fragrance of warm sun dried cotton clothes lying on a beach with your talkative family and wriggling your toes in the sand as you snarfed down sandwiches and slabs of fruit cake the nervous excitement of visiting your first ever unsupervised birthday party and then returning home with that pleasant tiredness your utter awe of the darkened movie theatre and the smell of popcor

  5. says:

    I’m so pleased that I finally read this 1937 children’s classic There’s a beauty and timelessness about it

  6. says:

    We loved reading about this large family struggling to make ends meet in the 1930s I read this as a child about 30 years ago and it didn't seem to be talking about an era so far from my own Reading it today makes me realise that the way of life in the book really has gone into history Eve Garnet 's illustrations are beautiful and capture the family perfectly Her style of writing put me in mind of Milly Molly Mandy or My Naughty little sist

  7. says:

    I learned about Eve Garnett’s ‘Family from One End Street’ series from Lucy Mangan’s reading memoir titled Bookworm As book finder chance would have it not long after reading about these childhood favourites of Mangan’s featuring the working class Ruggles family with their seven children I discovered this book and its follow up in v

  8. says:

    I read only one chapter the one where Lily Rose irons a silk petticoat with a hot iron in a magazine when I was a child My only ambition then was to try out a hot iron on my mother's taffeta petticoat to see whether it shr

  9. says:

    British working class family Really good stories Realistic and fun I'm delighted to have found this authorI loved it again upon a second reading for my book group We read it because I bought everyone copies They couldn't say no I hope they liked it tooTurns out everyone liked it Sparked lots of discussion of the way thing

  10. says:

    Just started it It's not unlike Elizabeth Enright's 'Melendy Books' Set a little earlier 1930s not 40s but some similar humour and sympathetic well drawn charactersFinished it while on holiday Delightful funny warm and would be a great book to read aloud to older children So refreshing to read a book so unconcerned with the 'wow' factor and a slew of marketing behind it but relies simply on characterisation t

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