- By Juliana Horatia Ewing

A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son

  • Title: A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son
  • Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • ISBN: 9781428077058
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

    Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

    1 thought on “A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an Only Son

    1. I really loved this one. The title alone is terrific. A Flat Iron for a Farthing. Having already read a few of J.H.Ewing's books I didn't come to it with high expectations, and had a sense of what to expect, but I was also in the right frame of mind for reading this piece of Victorian children's literature and it suited me down to the ground and I found it thoroughly satisfying and full of charm. It could be described as slow-paced, but in reality the chapters are short and plenty happens. There [...]

    2. Remember that old Virginia Slims ad, "You've come a long way, Baby?" The thought crossed my mind as I read this delightful bit of high Victoriana. Children's books have evolved since Mrs. Ewing's day - and yet in some respects, she is a spot on an author as any contemporary, from J.K. Rowling to Jeanne Birdsall. Her young hero faces all the big issues of childhood: death, spirituality, friendship, who are my protectors/enemies/Who am I and what I am doing here? Slow in pace, beautifully written, [...]

    3. A little gem of a bookSweet and charming, but never cloying. There is moral advice, but not too much, and it is beautifully written. Just the right length.

    4. Just tales that span from early childhood to marriage in a man's life. Some are kind of amusing, in other places to story drags. It's good enough if you like the time period and are merely looking for a book to kill a little free time.

    5. Cute book. Interesting for anyone who likes Regency England. Mostly life in a small town and the life of a young boy as he grows up.

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