A sweet little book. Memoirs by a highly acclaimed Dutch children’s book author, describing her life until the 1950’s and in particular her childhood in Zeeland.
She was born in 1911 and World War I even plays a small role. One of the events is a visit to Den Haag by the family where they see electricity-powered lights and appliances for the first time. While she is growing up, she’s looking forward to wear the traditional costume but once she turned 16 it had completely gone out of fashion.
She is a very gifted author and this is a lovely book. My grandmother grew up in Zeeland — she was born in 1926 — and it was nice to read about that area.
This was one of the books I bought in October 2014 from the Netherlands.
Wat ik nog weet by Annie M.G. Schmidt.
I read this book in Dutch.