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Mistress Masham's Repose
Mistress Masham's Repose
Author: T. H. White
ISBN-13: 9780425042052
ISBN-10: 0425042057
Publication Date: 9/1/1979
Pages: 234
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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The blurb on the back calls this "a masterpiece of fantasy and wonder," and I think it is. I read it long ago and saw fit to keep it, though I have forgotten a lot of the story.

An orphaned ten-year-old girl, living in an enormous, broken-down house with her governess, visits a little island in the middle of a lake and finds it inhabited by tiny people. The adults around her try to keep her from doing what she knows she must do.

This is a children's book, but its involved story, literary and historical references, and good vocabulary make it also enjoyable for adults. My copy is 231 pages of ordinary-sized print--a good-sized read.