The Shrimp and the Anemone Paperback
An evocative account of a childhood summer spent beside the sea in Norfolk by brother and sister, Eustace and Hilda.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/04/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571203826
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Review by devenish
Basically this is a story of two Edwardian children,Eustace and his sister Hilda. Eustace is a somewhat weak and sickly child who is cosseted and at the same time dominated by his sister. In the course of the book Hilda persuades Eustace to make friends with an elderly and infirm Miss Fothergill. The old lady at first frightens and disgusts the boy,but later he changes his attitude completely and begins to enjoy her company. As the book concludes,we learn of the far-reaching consequences of the children's actions.The story continues in two further volumes.