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Lilliput first seen in Gulliver's Travels in exile Safely hidden for centuries the Lilliputians are at first endangered by Maria's well meaning but clumsy attempts to make their lives easier but their situation grows truly ominous when they are discovered by Maria's greedy guardians who look at The People and see only a bundle of mone There are spoilers ahead so beware25 STARSWhen I’m started this book I thought it had such promise The first sentences drew me right in and filled me with the giddy excitement of a bibliophile who thinks they’ve found a literary treasure ”Maria was ten years old She had dark hair in two pigtails and brown eyes the color of marmite but shiny She wore spectacles for the time being though sine would not have to wear them always and her nature was a loving one She was one of those tough and friendly people who do things first and think about them afterward Unfortunately she was an orphan which made her difficulties complicated than they were with other people She lived in an enormous house in the wilds of Northamptonshire which was about four times larger than the Buckingham Palace but was falling down”The illustrations are GORGEOUS Unfortunately my interest began to wane right around page 50 or so when the Schoolmaster began describing the People’s history of how they came to Mistress Masham’s Repose at Malplauet The chapter following the People’s history lesson begins ”Maria could not help feeling relieved when the History was over Her head was buzzing with capital letters and she secretly thought that it as fun to ask uestions instead of listening to lectures” The story steadily grows ridiculous and hard to follow as time goes on There were a lot of references to England’s history that I just didn’t understand since I’m from the United States Maybe I would have enjoyed the story better if I had understood the references but I doubt it The Professor was an interesting character His forgetfulness and inability to take things seriously was aggravating Every once in a while he would give Maria good advice but most of the time he was bogged down with figuring out the meaning of an obscure Latin word “Tripharium” or daydreaming about food I read on Wikipedia JK Rowling loosely based Dumbledore off the Professor’s character I’m glad she did a much better job creating a like able characterAs the story progresses both Maria and the Professor daydream about the People Maria dreams of providing them a safe place to live and all the ways she can make their lives better The Professor dreams up a scheme of capturing a Brobdingnagian which made absolutely no sense to me In retrospect it might have behooved me to read “Gulliver’s Travels” I just have no desire to do so at this time The ending felt a bit rushed and the additional characters of the Lord Lieutenant and PC Dumbledum were utterly ridiculous I felt like the story became almost farcical and left me wondering why I had forced myself to continue reading in the first place I was so excited about the possibilities of this book and hate that my expectations fell flatMy review is brutal so I apologize in advance to all of those who adore “Mistress Masham’s Repose” Other reviewers do a great job of pointing out the good in this book I just wanted to shed some light on my disappointment and why this book didn’t win my praises Figment (Insanity, uestions instead of listening to lectures” The story steadily grows ridiculous and hard to follow as time goes on There were a lot of references to England’s history that I just didn’t The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland understand since I’m from the United States Maybe I would have enjoyed the story better if I had Waiting on Hope understood the references but I doubt it The Professor was an interesting character His forgetfulness and inability to take things seriously was aggravating Every once in a while he would give Maria good advice but most of the time he was bogged down with figuring out the meaning of an obscure Latin word “Tripharium” or daydreaming about food I read on Wikipedia JK Rowling loosely based Dumbledore off the Professor’s character I’m glad she did a much better job creating a like able characterAs the story progresses both Maria and the Professor daydream about the People Maria dreams of providing them a safe place to live and all the ways she can make their lives better The Professor dreams Nightswimming up a scheme of capturing a Brobdingnagian which made absolutely no sense to me In retrospect it might have behooved me to read “Gulliver’s Travels” I just have no desire to do so at this time The ending felt a bit rushed and the additional characters of the Lord Lieutenant and PC Dumbledum were An American Diplomat in Franco Spain utterly ridiculous I felt like the story became almost farcical and left me wondering why I had forced myself to continue reading in the first place I was so excited about the possibilities of this book and hate that my expectations fell flatMy review is brutal so I apologize in advance to all of those who adore “Mistress Masham’s Repose” Other reviewers do a great job of pointing out the good in this book I just wanted to shed some light on my disappointment and why this book didn’t win my praises

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She saw first a suare opening about eight inches wide in the lowest stepfinally she saw that there was a walnut shell or half one outside the nearest doorshe went to look at the shell but looked with the greatest astonishment There was a baby in itSo ten year old Maria orphaned mistress of Malplauet discovers the secret of her deterio Maria is an orphan the heir to a huge estate but with very little money for the upkeep She is cared for by a governess and the local vicar but sometimes left to her own devices One day she discovers a fabulous secret — descendants of kidnapped Lilliputians are living on an island in a lake on the estate Maria's interactions with these diminutive people form the bulk of the story She makes mistakes but later redeems them And when Maria herself is in danger the Lilliputians come to her rescue Excellent characterization with wonderful tongue in cheek humor Recommended Dreams & Nightmares (Genesis of Oblivion upkeep She is cared for by a governess and the local vicar but sometimes left to her own devices One day she discovers a fabulous secret — descendants of kidnapped Lilliputians are living on an island in a lake on the estate Maria's interactions with these diminutive people form the bulk of the story She makes mistakes but later redeems them And when Maria herself is in danger the Lilliputians come to her rescue Excellent characterization with wonderful tongue in cheek humor Recommended

T.H. White Ó 6 summary

Rating estate on a deserted island at its far corner in the temple long ago nicknamed Mistress Masham's Repose live an entire community of people The People as they call themselves all only inches tall With the help of her only friend the absurdly erudite Professor Maria soon learns that this settlement is no less than the kingdom of My thoughtful mother remembering how much I loved The Once and Future King picked this up for me at a used bookstore I just grabbed it randomly off my bookshelf and I don't know how it is yet but it smells heavenly musty old cloth bound paper smell Mmmmmm Figment (Insanity, up for me at a The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland used bookstore I just grabbed it randomly off my bookshelf and I don't know how it is yet but it smells heavenly musty old cloth bound paper smell Mmmmmm