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Algernon Henry Blackwood (14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre.
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charming novel that challenges the way we view the worldJuly 19 2013
Jill M. Heins
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Algernon Blackwood's tale is about three children growing up in the Old Mill House in the Victorian era. When their Uncle Felix comes to visit, his magical storytelling and patience with the children impacts their lives significantly.
There is a great deal of foreshadowing that a great surprise is coming with a great revelation. For instance, Uncle Felix says, "Time always prevents, doesn't it? If only we could make it stop--get behind time, as it were--we might have a chance. Some day, perhaps, we shall." Uncle Felix challenges the children to talk to the night wind and ask it for answers. He brings an innocent charm to their lives reminiscent of his more famous work "The Centaur" but not quite as epic.
Although this book was not necessarily written for children, it would be a great book to read to kids. It reminds all of us not to miss the wonder in God's creation.