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LITTLE MEN by Louisa May Alcott

 Home and away: In this week's blog Stefania Ciocia takes a look at the genesis of Alcott’s 'Little Men' (1871) and its place in the March family saga Read it here

About the book: The two American classics here together in one volume, Little Men and Jo's Boys, are worthy sequels to Little Women, one of the best-loved children's stories of all time, and its continuation, Good Wives. In Little Men, Louisa May Alcott takes up the story of the everyday dramas and exploits of the naughty but easy-going boys at Plumfield, now a boarding-school run by Professor Bhaer and his lovable madcap wife Jo, the most fiery and free-spirited of the four March sisters.

Jo's Boys revisits the one-time members of that 'wilderness of boys' ten years later when they are making their ways in the world with varying degrees of triumph and disaster.

ISBN 9781840221763 R.R.P. £2.50

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