Wednesday, 10 September 2008
More Noel Streatfeild
I know Noel Streatfeild fans dislike the fact that her books have been re-issued with new titles. I'm not keen either, but if it means more new readers discover this author then I can live with it. Dancing Shoes, originally published as Wintle's Wonders, is a very entertaining and enjoyable read. The story is about a pushy stage-school mother and her ghastly daughter, Dulcie. I was less keen on Tennis Shoes although it had its moments. It's about a tennis playing family. Nicky, the youngest daughter, is the only one who has true talent. She is also spoilt and unpleasant. A bit like Posy, the youngest one in Ballet Shoes who is also a little spoilt and unpleasant ... Tennis Shoes is a bit formulaic but I certainly want to read more Streatfeild.