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by Ann Scott-Moncrieff

  • ISBN: 0370308778
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Ann Scott-Moncrieff
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books (September 26, 1985)
  • Pages: 182
  • ePub book: 1178 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1450 kb
  • Other: mobi lit azw doc
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 712

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Ann Scott-Moncrieff (1914-1943), author, was a daughter of Major J. D. M. Shearer. She was born in Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1914. At one time she attended Edinburgh University, after which, in 1934, she married George Scott-Moncrieff, a Scottish novelist and topographer.

Ann Scott-Moncrieff (1914-1943), author, was a daughter of Major J.

Ann Scott-Moncrieff (1914–1943), author, was a daughter of Major J. Shearer Ann Scott-Moncrieff died in 1943. She was born in Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1914 She contributed to the making of BBC programmes and her first published literary work was a children's story, Aboard the Bulger, which appeared as a serial in "The Bulletin" before its publication in book form Ann Scott-Moncrieff died in 1943

Download Ann Scott-Moncrieff's Auntie Robbo for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. Auntie Robbo never sent anyone to bed. One evening they sat together not saying very much, but content in their comfort and each other's company

Download Ann Scott-Moncrieff's Auntie Robbo for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. One evening they sat together not saying very much, but content in their comfort and each other's company. It was early in March, and a great fire roared up the chimney in the wind. Rain tattled on the windowpanes, and the trees at the bottom of the garden were threshing and moaning as if they were a giant forest. The noise outside only enhanced the peace of the drawing-room; not a pompom of Auntie Robbo's plush curtains stirred in the storm.

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Her last book, Auntie Robbo, was published in the United States in 1940. Ann Scott-Moncrieff died in 1943. She contributed to the making of British Broadcasting Corporation programmes and her first published literary work was a children"s story, Aboard the Bulger, which appeared as a serial in "The Bulletin" before its publication in book form. Later appeared a volume of short stories, The White Drake and Other Tales. Her last book, Auntie Robbo, was published in the United States in 1940.

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com: AUNTIE ROBBO: Good hardcover in dust jacket and plastic cover. Dust jacket shows light edge wear. Scott-Moncrieff, Ann. Published by Viking Press, 1960. Pages show library marking and light soiling. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Condition: Used: Good. Price: US$ 7. 9 Convert Currency.

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Auntie Robbo" by Ann Scott-Moncrieff. Illustrated by Christopher Brooker.

Comments

Usishele Usishele
I read this book years ago. I am not sure where I got it; but I could never find it again and have been searching for it for years. It is about a little kid and an old lady, both oppressed by their family. They run away together in a gypsy cart and then an automobile (which neither one know how to drive.) It's a book that made me laugh out loud, not because of "jokes" but because it is so emotionally true. I just downloaded the Kindle edition and I'm dying to get to it.
Elildelm Elildelm
P.G. Wodehouse meets Robert Louis Stevenson.

Mix two parts E. Nesbit with three parts Jerome K. Jerome.

Here is a diamond of a book!

Auntie Robbo is a rollicking tale of an orphaned boy, Hector Murdoch (11), and his great-grand-aunt and guardian, Robina Sketheway (81). They got on as well together as any two people possibly could.

Their idyllic whimsical life at Nethermuir, twelve miles from Edinburgh, is threatened when Hector's step-mother, Merlissa Benck, a woman he has never before met, visits with the aim of adopting Hector. She sniffs around and is appalled at the the lifestyle of this unusual pair.

Hector is smart enough to apprehend the intent of Merlissa Benck: how easily she could "prove" dear unconventional Auntie Robbo was mad, stake her claim and clap the lad into dreaded public school. So Hector and Auntie Robbo slip away at night. On the train from Edinburgh they pick up three waifs: a brother, sister and cousin. Fugitives, they live in a tinker's cart, traveling through Scotland.

"And when the fresh curling trout had been eaten, with a mound of scones and butter, they lay late round the fire, swilling cocoa, arguing again about stags and cows, telling stories, and looking back on yet another well-spent perfect day."

Auntie Robbo is magnificent: a hale and hearty woman, opinionated, kind, an octogenarian who hikes hills and understands boys. No morality tale here, no treacle, no dour Scottish frowns, just a thumping good read.