We all curled up on the sofa last night and watched the new(er) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film. This morning they’ve watched it again while i worked and i was musing on whether the bits about Willy Wonka’s past are derived in anyway from the Great Glass Elevator book. I said that i hadn’t ever read it, thogh it had been on my shelf as a child and when Fran asked why i hadn’t, i said i thought perhaps that i had always worried i wouldn’t like it as much as the first book, so hadn’t read it.
She gave me a bemused look and said “Mum, you must have been a very strange child!”
I think she may be right. Trouble is, i haven’t quite grown out of it!