Memoirs of a London Doll

Memoirs of a London Doll

Richard Henry Horne Herself Mrs. Fairstar / Mar 30, 2020
Memoirs of a London Doll A wooden doll Maria Poppet describes her many adventures in th century London Her first mistress is a poor year old girl who must work long hours for a milliner and can only play with Maria Popp
  • Title: Memoirs of a London Doll
  • Author: Richard Henry Horne Herself Mrs. Fairstar
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  • Page: 113
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A wooden doll, Maria Poppet, describes her many adventures in 19th century London Her first mistress is a poor 7 year old girl who must work long hours for a milliner and can only play with Maria Poppet in the evening Later, when she belongs to rich little Lady Flowerdale, she is rescued from near disaster by a Newfoundland dog And her adventures continue.
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    866 Comments

    1. What a delightfully quaint book And what a find in a Scottish bookshop Its a little hardback book, published in 1923 However, according to the introduction, it was first published 77 years before that 1846 It is the life story of a doll, told by herself, as she goes from adventure to adventure mamma to mamma, all told in a very believable, likeable manner My favourite adventure is when she falls headlong from a theatre box to an almost certain death , but is saved by falling into a gentleman s t [...]


    2. Found this at the Strand and, because I just finished Hitty, thought I would give it a try Hitty is better and has scope and history, but this is still worth reading It covers a year in the life of a 19th century wooden doll in London Her name is Maria Poppet and she has a number of little mammas in rapid succession There s an unfortunate portrayal of the old Jew but, overall, this stands the test of time.The Macmillan editor was Louise Seaman same as with Hitty , and I wonder if she introduced [...]


    3. Although I m not sorry I read this little book, it wasn t particularly charming or noteworthy The doll changed owners in just about every chapter and seemed very accident prone Memoirs of a London Doll might make a nice chapter book for a youngster who can t yet read and loves dolls.


    4. This book is sort of the city mouse part of the old Aesop s fable, City Mouse Country Mouse And, sure enough, at the end of the story Not a spoiler the reader is told to watch for the next book, Memoirs of a Country Doll Written by Herself In this book, a doll maker in London makes a doll called Maria Poppet She first belongs to a little girl named Ellen who is very poor and hardly gets to play because she works long hours in a shop but she sews the doll a very nice outfit A rich girl sees the d [...]


    5. This book seems to have had a clear influence on Rachel Field s Hitty Her First Hundred Years , even to the doll retaining a possession marked with her name In my opinion Hitty is a charming and connected book This seems a bit disjointed with Maria changing owners every chapter or two In addition, despite the similarity of time period, there is a grittiness to London Doll which is not present in Hitty.Not a bad read overall.


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