A lovely gem of an older book

Susan Settles Down

By: Molly Clavering

Rating: 5 of 5

One of the latest books I’ve read in my binge of older books, is “Susan Settles Down” by Molly Clavering. It was written long ago and, as such, has a lot going on that would never happen today. For the most part, I find all of it charming.

The story is a slice of life and some of the funny parts don’t translate as well as I don’t know the reference points, but that is what searches on the internet are for.

A brother and sister (Oliver and Susan) go to Scotland to make a new home for themselves. The village people are quite different from what they are used to. The two are a bit smug and feel they are just a tad above their neighbors.

As the story progresses, and they become part of the community, things start to change. Watching these two on their journey makes for fun reading. There are sad times but mostly quite jolly.

I was engrossed from the beginning right through the end. I will be looking for more books by this author to read in the near future.

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