This book has been popping up all over the place and I can’t help but take notice and remind you all of what a wonderful, charming book this is. I saw it a few weeks ago in the wonderful Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill and now it’s just come back in stock in Waterstones. I love the cover, likewise of all the new editions of Pamela Brown’s work. Reminds me of the new Nancy Mitford cover designs; unassuming charm and class.
This novel was first published in 1941 and at the time of writing it, Pamela Brown was just a teenager herself so to say that her heart and soul went in to the Blue Door Theatre Comany’s success, is an understatement.
The book is about seven children who decide to renovate a disused chapel into the Blue Door Theatre Company and they soon discover their individual passions for the performing arts. The book is timeless in nature, about that pusuit of happiness and success and to find a place in this world where we are able to stop and think Yes, THIS is what I am meant to be doing.
I’m so glad this book has been re-issued. Now people can discover and rediscover this story for many years to come.