My Journey to the River Sea

Ever read a book that has inspired you to travel? For me it happens all the time, but never has the urge to move been so strong as when I read the children’s book Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, this was the first time that a book inspired me to buy a plane ticket.

The author Anne Fine wrote this about the novel, which was a runner up for the Guardian Award, which I think perfectly describes the work:

“We all fell on Eva Ibbotson’s perfectly judged, brilliantly light to read, civilised Journey To The River Sea, in which we are shown how, as one of the characters reminds us, ‘Children must lead big lives… if it is in them to do so.” Continue reading