Auntie Bea’s Day Out

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Auntie Bea’s Day Out

by Diana Wynne Jones (1978); collected in “Freaky Families”, audiobook read by Penelope Rawlins (Clipper Audio, 2013)

Book cover: 'Freaky Families' by Diana Wynne Jones

A fun but insubstantial middle-grade adventure where children are dragged about by an oblivious, over-the-top adult and… magical things happen. The adult doesn’t notice. The children do, but have no agency and function merely as observers. A fairly pointless exercise in imagination.

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