A readalong! I’ve never done one before, but Dolce Bellezza instigated it, and Tom from Wuthering Expectations declared he would join in, and I would love to reread this and discuss it, because it is such a rich and wild book... Little Big by John Crowley is perhaps not as widely known in Britain as it should be. It is:
the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travel by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood–not found on any map–to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. (from the back cover)
This is a book unlike any other I’ve read, it’s hard to describe, but it’s beautifully written and now I’m thinking of it I think of sunshine and daydreams and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. If that seems like your cup of tea, then please join us in May! You can read more about it, and put your name down if you fancy, here.