Lucy Mangan in the Puffin archive

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There's nuffin like a Puffin

Lucy Mangan enjoys a visit to the Puffin archive...

The temptation to grab an armful and hole up in a corner is almost irresistible. Here is Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. I read it first in hardback in the library and then, just as Lane had envisaged, bought it with my pocket money, since I had to have a copy of my own. Life With Lisa - Dad came home with that one. The Trouble With Donovan Croft - the first book to make me cry. And oh - there's Tom's Midnight Garden, with the beautiful glossy green jacket by Susan Einzig. I swallowed these books whole; they never touched the sides. Antonia Forest's school stories, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Teddy Robinson, Tottie: The Story of a Doll's House, The Borrowers ... I read all these books, all the time....

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