Fantasy Benson, E. F.: David Blaize and the Blue Door (illus). v1. 07 Apr 2021
#1  GrannyGrump 04-07-2021, 01:01 AM
A children’s fantasy set in David’s early childhood, influenced by the work of Lewis Carroll. A charming tale, full of fun and nonsense.
“Several years ago Mr. Benson wrote a story about this same David in his lively schoolboy stage. Here we have David as a small child. Jolly things happened to him when he went through the blue door, and only Alice in Wonderland saw more wonderful and topsy-turvy sights than David.”
[—The Outlook (review in “Books for Young People” column), 26-Nov-1919]
Note: This should not be considered as a prequel to the other David Blaize novels, but rather as a stand-alone story.

26 illustrations by Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941).

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Edward Frederic “E. F.” Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, and short story writer. He was the prolific author of more than 100 books. He is now especially noted for his Mapp and Lucia novels, but during his lifetime he was best known for his ghost and horror stories.

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