Carrie and Peter Willow have been sent to the countryside and are taken in by the Evanses with there auntie Lou and the scary Mr Evans. The Willows are quite happy here. They like to go to ... See full summary »
Carrie and Peter Willow have been sent to the countryside and are taken in by the Evanses with there auntie Lou and the scary Mr Evans. The Willows are quite happy here. They like to go to visit their friend Albert Sandwich and his guardians Hephzibah Mister Jonny and the Evanses sister who no-one sees. Everything is well until Carrie makes the worst choice she ever has...
I remember seeing this on television; from the date I must have been about 8. I read the book after seeing it on TV.
I recall the 'nasty ogre' character who made the children walk on the 'drugget' (a new word I learnt) - a sort of sheet down the middle of the stairs - to save wear on the stair carpet. I think I was a bit shocked that people weren't always nice to the evacuees who they were billeted with.
I can't recall the entire story now, but I remember something about Carrie dropping a blackened skull down a well. Carrie was the 'stronger' character and was protective towards her brother. There was also a simple character (who would now be described as having 'learning difficulties') called Mr Johnny.
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