Mister God, This is Anna Paperback
Illustrated by Papas
Anna was four years old when Fynn, then only 16 himself, found her wandering round London's Docklands one foggy night in the 1930s.
Badly neglected and abandoned by her parents, he took her home to be cared for by his own family.
The impact of this extraordinary child on Fynn, his friends and the people in their neighbourhood was to be immense.
Nobody who met Anna could remain the same: this intelligent, lively, precocious chatterbox had an outlook on life which completely undercut adult pretensions and illusions.
Anna's influence continues today. Anyone dipping into her thought-processes falls under the spell of her luminous innocence, wisdom and intimate relationship with 'Mister God'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 50 b/w illus, (b/w line drawings by Papas)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/04/2005
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780007202027
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Review by pokarekareana
Fynn comes from east London and is in his late teens when he meets Anna, a small girl, one evening. He takes her home to his mother, where she is taken in and quickly becomes a fixture in the household. This story is the tale of her time with the family, and her ‘insights’ into God and the universe. I’d read great reviews of this one, but I found it quite dull, frankly. I found Anna herself to be nothing short of implausible; I studied theology at university and struggled to believe that any five-year-old would regard God in the way that she did. I felt like Fynn got hopelessly bogged down in the intricacies of the theological ramblings, and didn’t devote enough to the actual story itself, which seemed like it could have been really gripping. The end of the book is very moving, but I was still quite glad when it was over.