ACHUKA Book of the Day 2 Aug 2022
“If you’re looking for a gentle, beautifully written and witty book to take on your holidays then you won’t go far wrong with Elizabeth Laird’s The Misunderstandings of Charity Brown – you might, once you’ve devoured it, even pass it on to the children!” Just Imagine
“This delightful story is a total pleasure, written with affection as well as art and never for a moment outstaying its welcome. Now something of a veteran children’s author herself, Elizabeth Laird has once again come up with something truly rather special.” Nick Tucker BfK 5-Star review
A wonderful coming-of-age novel set in the 1950s from one of the UK’s most established children’s authors.
Charity Brown’s life is about to change — her family have been left a huge, rambling house by a mysterious benefactor, and her parents want to move in and throw open its doors to the needy. Only recently back from hospital after months of isolation with polio, Charity is over-protected and lonely as the only child still at home. Her family are very religious – her sisters are called Faith and Hope, and her brother Ted is studying to be a preacher – so she’s both excited and nervous at the thought of sharing her family and new home with strangers. It’s a recipe for confusion, joy and endless misunderstandings, including with the new neighbours, an Austrian family with a daughter just Charity’s age…