Side Plate of Oblique Religious References

In one sentence alone I am reminded of Milne, Murakami, Swift and Sartre, with the faintest touch of the great Blyton herself. Throw in a handful of poetic paragraphs about irrigation in the seventeenth century, pepper with the matter-of-fact dialogue of three fifteen-year-olds and serve with a small side plate of oblique religious references and what more could you ask for from a children’s book?

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