Educating And Entertaining
Evie’s Ghost by Helen Peters is a charming time-slip novel for ages ten and above. I am considerably older and I loved it.
The action is present day and in 1814 as an old house unites the characters.
The reader is educated in the customs of the day. Children’s and women’s rights did not exist. The poor knew their place in society as mixing between the classes was actively discouraged. Life was hard and children were literally worked to death. 1814 saw society dominated by rich males.
The reader witnesses a character experience a heart change as she learns about hard work and putting others first.
Evie’s Ghost is a work of fiction that educates whilst entertaining. I loved it and intend to hunt out more by Helen Peters.