Author: Edith Witts, 1956, Oliphants Limited
My mum was awarded this book as a Sunday School prize in 1957 and I discovered it on my grandmother’s bookshelf when I was around eight years old. The little girl, in the pretty blue dress, holding the kitten on the cover, along with the knowledge she was clumsy (just like me!) made it irresistible. I had to know what it was all about.
This book made an indelible impression on me. First of all, it got me reading. Secondly, I learnt that even though outwardly I might be awkward, I still had gifts that could be used to help and bring happiness to others. I will always be thankful to Edith Witts for her uplifting, sweet little story of a time gone by.
I still love to read. Pretty much anything…except dystopia, horror or anything too disturbing. My very favourite books were written or set in the first half of the 20th century.
I live in Melbourne, Australia which I love! I spent 15 years in the UK which I also love! I’m a regular Bookstagrammer so come over and say Hi @two.clumsy.hands