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Samples from The Annotated Wind in the Willows

Samples from The Annotated Wind in the Willows

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A series of selections as preview of our The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or, possibly, Children and Sensible Adults), from 2011. Amazon UK, http://tinyurl.com/3megh7a; Amazon US, http://tinyurl.com/83bcw73; paperback on demand, http://tinyurl.com/btfgwjx.
A series of selections as preview of our The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or, possibly, Children and Sensible Adults), from 2011. Amazon UK, http://tinyurl.com/3megh7a; Amazon US, http://tinyurl.com/83bcw73; paperback on demand, http://tinyurl.com/btfgwjx.

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T
HE
 A
NNOTATED
IND IN THE
ILLOWS
 ,
 
FOR
 A
DULTS AND
S
ENSIBLE
C
HILDREN
(
OR
,
POSSIBLY
, C
HILDREN AND
S
ENSIBLE
 A
DULTS
) K
ENNETH
G
RAHAME EDITED
&
 ANNOTATED BY
GMW W
EMYSS AND
M
 ARKHAM
S
HAW
P
YLE
 A Bapton Book
 
 from the ]
INTRODUCTION
THE EDITORS [...] can plead in their defence very little. To annotate a classic is a perilous undertaking. They can say for themselves only this: That
The Wind in the Willows
is a favourite of both, as much as adults as when children; That both have been engaged for much of their adult writing lives in assisting with cross-Atlantic and transatlantic explanations and all-but translations, as historians of the First and Second World Wars perforce often are; That both possess regrettably magpie-like minds, full of odd information that creates odd consonances; That this is a labour of love; and, That it may indeed be of interest to adults and sensible children, and still more to children and sensible adults, to have, as from the mouths of dinosaurs, some explanation, some context, of references which time has otherwise effaced.  Annotations, also, are tricky things. It is our hope that there will be enough here to amuse, to illuminate, and to inspire curiosity and further reading, without creating something that looks like an old-fashioned edition of Gibbon in twenty volumes, with a line or two of text at the top of the page, like a reef showing above the waters, and the rest of the
 
page submerged in a sea of footnotes. For the rest, the proof of this summer pudding is in your enjoyment of it.
GMW WEMYSS nr Wylye, Warminster, Wilts  July 2011 MARKHAM SHAW PYLE Houston (that's by-God
Texas,
bubba, not Renfrewshire)  July 2011
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