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    The Wind in the Willows

    1. I'm old and so is the site, no? I probably won't be back, but...

    2. I'm reading the book site for the first time and the book for the fifth time, at 72, and I want to wish everyone to READ IT REPEATEDLY! Starting with tiny kids and moving on up, it's a sweeping answer to increasingly desperate world problems.



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    So glad you found it at the age of 72. I agree completely and am swept away at the age of 39 by the beauty of this book. I read it as a child and am now reading it to my four year old son. The most wonderful imagery I have been lucky enough to encounter. And the friends, who could have such friends?! I visited a childhood friend today and suggested she read it to her daughters, ages 6 and 8. The world is a better place every time this book gets read!

    Read it again and enjoy!

    Last edited by Jane1805; 07-01-2008 at 10:48 PM.

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    When my mother was dying of cancer a few years' ago, I read Wind in the Willows to her in her care home, using the copy she won as a prize at school.

    We both wept at The Piper at the Gates of Dawn chapter.

    It is a wonderful work, although I am far more taken with the Mole/Rat chapters than the Toad ones.
    Previously JonathanB

    The more I read, the more I shall covet to read. Robert Burton The Anatomy of Melancholy Partion3, Section 1, Member 1, Subsection 1

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    I love The Wind in Willows! I probably prefer the Mole and Rat sections-I know I'm more like them, but Toad is kind of irrepressible. He reminds me of my younger son.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    I read The Wind in the Willows last year. I absolutely loved it. Mole and Rat were my favourites, but I also liked the Badger.

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