You’ll never guess


Button Jugs
by Joan Margaret Fleming. London: Hammond & Hammond, 1947.
Illustrated by Eloise Q. Kearney (though not this dust jacket, which seems to be signed Beattie).

An excessively unkind title, you might think, particularly considering that the heroine, Miranda, is just fifteen years old.

But, actually, it’s not, as I assumed, a nick-name.

Go on … you’ll never guess what the title actually refers to.

Give up … ?

It’s the name of a house.
Just, what?


About tartanpartan

It won't surprise you to learn that I'm quite keen on books, and spend as much of my spare time as possible picking over second hand book stalls and charity book sales with my surprisingly delicate claws.