Thursday, September 4, 2008
A City of Bells
I've decided that since I've so many favourite books (they really are all my favourites,) it's only fair to write about them. I'm going to start with "A City of Bells." (because its the first on my list,) and continue until all my favourite books are honored with book reports. (By that time I'll probably have more favourites.)
A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge has a man named Jocelyn as the main character, he is a soldier trying to find out what he should do as his career. His family have plenty of jobs for him but none of them are suited to himself. He runs to his Grandparents to rest, in a quiet gossipy town. The town gossips then decide for themselves his career, Jocelyn takes it on.
Felicity Summers a young actress, helps him. When Jocelyn uncovers a man's ghost, they all pull together to publish its life story. Henrietta a nine year-old granddaughter adopted by Grandfather plays a main part in this romance, along with question loving Hugh, an orphaned grandchild, Grandfather a man renowned for his saintliness and Grandmother who is a little sharp but shows her love all the same.