This delightful book tells the stories of various grandmothers of some well known Australian writers and broadcasters. It also tells their stories as grandmothers too.
Unfortunately I don’t remember either of my grandmothers but my own children were lucky enough to have both of their grandmothers until they themselves were adults. I am sure I can say that their lives were enriched having had the benefit of both grandmothers.
The tales in this little book are uplifting and inspirational.
From the book jacket:
We meet grandmother who surreptitiously introduce their grandchildren to some of the more intricate workings of the world; others are clearly besotted and may even indulge their grand offspring shamelessly. Some, in their dotage, plot and scheme to set situations right. Others are alert to the risks inherent in interfering and do what they can to stay well out of the way…
We become acquainted with a number of grand women who have been largely disregarded for much if not all of their lives, even more so in their declining years. And we get to meet strong, resolute women who have carved a place of their own in this country’s history…..
After reading this book I was reminded of all the wonderful children’s books there are now about grannies. Do you have a favourite one?
A book my children had when they were little was about a grandmother who did cartwheels but unfortunately I can’t remember the title of the book.
As a side note, this granny doesn’t do cartwheels.:-)