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On a tiny, man made island in the middle of a lake live the descendents of kidnapped Lilliputians On the shore of the lake stands an ancient manor, now falling into ruin In the manor live a lonely girl and her evil governessThose are the fun parts Since this is T.H White there is also much implicit social and political criticism, psychological observation, and tongue in cheek humor Most of that was over my head when I first read this, as were many of the British cultural allusions I sus On a tiny, man made island in the middle of a lake live the descendents of kidnapped Lilliputians On the shore of the lake stands an ancient manor, now falling into ruin In the manor live a lonely girl and her evil governessThose are the fun parts Since this is T.H White there is also much implicit social and political criticism, psychological observation, and tongue in cheek humor Most of that was over my head when I first read this, as were many of the British cultural allusions I suspect the same is true for most modern American children Even as an adult with a degree in history I had to look up several references Alice Kyteler, the misfortunes of Caroline Matilda, et al but I appreciated the humor much Maria is a 10 year old orphan who lives on her huge, dilapidated ancestral estate with the vicar Mr Hater as her guardian and Miss Brown as her governess These are the villians, conspiring to steal Maria s family fortune, but mainly making her feel alone unloved.Neglected she explores and has adventures discovering an ornamental island called Mistress Masham s Repose, in the middle of one of the lakes in the grounds The island is occupied by Lilliputians that Maria sees as her secret to prot Maria is a 10 year old orphan who lives on her huge, dilapidated ancestral estate with the vicar Mr Hater as her guardian and Miss Brown as her governess These are the villians, conspiring to steal Maria s family fortune, but mainly making her feel alone unloved.Neglected she explores and has adventures discovering an ornamental island called Mistress Masham s Repose, in the middle of one of the lakes in the grounds The island is occupied by Lilliputians that Maria sees as her secret to protect them but also as her dolls to play with The people fear her knowledge of their home and feel ill treated by her games Maria is an orphan, the heir to a huge estate, but with very little money for the upkeep She is cared for by a governess and the local vicar, but sometimes left to her own devices One day she discovers a fabulous secret descendants of kidnapped Lilliputians are living on an island in a lake on the estate Maria s interactions with these diminutive people form the bulk of the story She makes mistakes, but later redeems them And when Maria herself is in danger the Lilliputians come to her Maria is an orphan, the heir to a huge estate, but with very little money for the upkeep She is cared for by a governess and the local vicar, but sometimes left to her own devices One day she discovers a fabulous secret descendants of kidnapped Lilliputians are living on an island in a lake on the estate Maria s interactions with these diminutive people form the bulk of the story She makes mistakes, but later redeems them And when Maria herself is in danger the Lilliputians come to her rescue Excellent characterization with wonderful tongue in cheek humor Recommended A sweet, charming story that I found in a used bookshop I read it when I was a little girl, and it was fun to read again It s about a little girl who stumbles on the people of Lilliput from Gulliver s Travels, who have migrated from their home when Gulliver took a few of them to England They re the ones that are only a few inches tall I must say that out of all the characters, the Professor is my favorite His reasoning and advice is hysterical I love it It s a really sweet story, and I m A sweet, charming story that I found in a used bookshop I read it when I was a little girl, and it was fun to read again It s about a little girl who stumbles on the people of Lilliput from Gulliver s Travels, who have migrated from their home when Gulliver took a few of them to England They re the ones that are only a few inches tall I must say that out of all the characters, the Professor is my favorite His reasoning and advice is hysterical I love it It s a really sweet story, and I m happy to have my own copy now Quotable QuotesFor one thing, there was the problem of taking steps One step of hers would have covered about twelve steps of his, so he would have been forced to run very fast, to keep up But she did not like to suggest the idea of carrying him There was something babyish about being carried, and she did not want to humiliate him for she had a certain amount of good taste, in spite of being only ten.However, Maria lost grip of herself, and she now proceeded on the road to ruin with the speed of a Rake s Progress.He would ring a bell Maria, when she found out about it, realized that she had heard the bell often But there are such a lot of noises in the country, queer noises like donkeys braying and so on, that we neglectful humans do not properly attend to them A result of this, which biologists will understand and if you are not a biologist nobody cares a fig for you If she had been rich or grown up or any of the other things which seem so desirable until one gets them.One of the best ways to deal with tyrants is to tell them the truth, and to face them, and to let them see how much you hate them plainly, so long as you can make them understand that you will hurt them if you can It frightens them away Well now dear child, have you ever noticed that when something unusual turns up, you are immediately confronted with a moral problem For instance, if you were to find yourself in the unusual position of Alice in Wonderland, who was able to make herself large or small at will, nothing would be easier than to rob the Bank of England You would simply have to go in small, say about the size of a pin, and come out extra large, through the skylight of somewhere, with a few million pounds in your pockets Moral problem shall I become a burglar Personally, I have found that the best way to deal with a dangerous situation is to face it, and to make it happen, and to go through with it, rather than to keep it hanging over one s head They had not enough imagination to believe in six inch people If you have mentioned Gulliver s Travels to them, they would have said Oh, that s a children s book, isn t it I do feel hungry, however much I think Now, Mrs Noakes, if you will kindly look the other way for just one moment, I will extract the key from under this pot of geraniums, where I keep it for secrecy, you see The obstacles which we should overlook were tedious to Lilliput Gravel paths seem bouldered beaches, which might turn an ankle in their desert strips The long grass was a jungle of tripping roots They moved, climbing and jumping, clambering and toiling, where we should stroll I believe it is a mistake to make a mock of people, just because they think There are ninety thousand people in this world who do not think, for every one who does, and these people hate the thinkers like poison Even if some thinkers are fanciful, it is wrong to make fun them for it Better to think about cucumbers even, than not to think at all You see, Maria, the world is run by practical people that is to say, by people who do not know how to think, have never had any education in thinking, and who do not wish to have it They get on far better with lies, tub thumping, swindling, vote catching, murdering, and the rest of practical politics So, when a person who can think does come along, to tell them what they are doing wrong, or how to put it right, they have to invent some way of slinging mud at him, for fear of losing their power and being forced to do the right thing What is adamant It was one of the old words for diamond If you must have a reason for capturing Laputa, Maria, I think that a diamond five miles long and two hundred yards thick ought to be sufficient Let s see I kept my mouth shut, and I don t think my tongue moved, and I sort of kept on huffing out a wriggly squeal, through the back of my nose Speed cried the Professor, as he pedaled away Expedition A stitch while the iron is hot Never put off till tomorrow with a hap orth of tar The bare trees were thick with icing The sun was setting in a blaze of scarlet, tinting the white expanse with a saffron tinge between the purple shadows Various robins hopped about in the correct manner It was Christmas Day This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There are spoilers ahead so beware.2.5 STARSWhen I m started this book, I thought it had such promise The first sentences drew me right in and filled me with the giddy excitement of a bibliophile who thinks they ve found a literary treasure Maria was ten years old She had dark hair in two pigtails, and brown eyes the color of marmite, but shiny She wore spectacles for the time being, though sine would not have to wear them always, and her nature was a loving one She was one of those tough There are spoilers ahead so beware.2.5 STARSWhen I m started this book, I thought it had such promise The first sentences drew me right in and filled me with the giddy excitement of a bibliophile who thinks they ve found a literary treasure Maria was ten years old She had dark hair in two pigtails, and brown eyes the color of marmite, but shiny She wore spectacles for the time being, though sine would not have to wear them always, and her nature was a loving one She was one of those tough and friendly people who do things first and think about them afterward Unfortunately she was an orphan, which made her difficultiescomplicated than they were with other people She lived in an enormous house in the wilds of Northamptonshire, which was about four times larger than the Buckingham Palace, but was falling down The illustrations are GORGEOUS Unfortunately, my interest began to wane right around page 50 or so when the Schoolmaster began describing the People s history of how they came to Mistress Masham s Repose at Malplaquet The chapter following the People s history lesson begins, Maria could not help feeling relieved when the History was over Her head was buzzing with capital letters, and she secretly thought that it asfun to ask questions, instead of listening to lectures The story steadily growsridiculous and hard to follow as time goes on There were a lot of references to England s history that I just didn t understand since I m from the United States Maybe I would have enjoyed the story better if I had understood the references, but I doubt it The Professor was an interesting character His forgetfulness and inability to take things seriously was aggravating Every once in a while he would give Maria good advice, but most of the time he was bogged down with figuring out the meaning of an obscure Latin word Tripharium or daydreaming about food I read on Wikipedia J.K Rowling loosely based Dumbledore off the Professor s character I m glad she did a much better job creating a like able character.As the story progresses, both Maria and the Professor daydream about the People Maria dreams of providing them a safe place to live and all the ways she can make their lives better The Professor dreams up a scheme of capturing a Brobdingnagian, which made absolutely no sense to me In retrospect, it might have behooved me to read Gulliver s Travels I just have no desire to do so at this time The ending felt a bit rushed and the additional characters of the Lord Lieutenant and P.C Dumbledum were utterly ridiculous I felt like the story became almost farcical and left me wondering why I had forced myself to continue reading in the first place I was so excited about the possibilities of this book and hate that my expectations fell flat.My review is brutal, so I apologize in advance to all of those who adore Mistress Masham s Repose Other reviewers do a great job of pointing out the good in this book I just wanted to shed some light on my disappointment and why this book didn t win my praises My thoughtful mother, remembering how much I loved The Once and Future King, picked this up for me at a used bookstore I just grabbed it randomly off my bookshelf and I don t know how it is yet, but it smells heavenly musty, old, cloth bound paper smell Mmmmmm. What kid, after reading GULLIVER S TRAVELS, didn t secretly dream of discovering an abandoned, forgotten colony of Lilliputians This happy circumstance befalls Maria, an engaging ten year old orphan, heiress to the vast, but now decrepit, estate and palace of Malplaquet modeled on Churchill s Blenheim Palace , somewhere in post World War II England Maria s nasty governess and guardian, Miss Brown, abetted and often subverted by an equally nasty co guardian, the Vicar, is conspiring to r What kid, after reading GULLIVER S TRAVELS, didn t secretly dream of discovering an abandoned, forgotten colony of Lilliputians This happy circumstance befalls Maria, an engaging ten year old orphan, heiress to the vast, but now decrepit, estate and palace of Malplaquet modeled on Churchill s Blenheim Palace , somewhere in post World War II England Maria s nasty governess and guardian, Miss Brown, abetted and often subverted by an equally nasty co guardian, the Vicar, is conspiring to rob Maria of her inheritance When the two blackguards discover Maria s secret colony of small minikins, they set a plot in motion to kidnap them, sell them for profit, and, if Maria interferes, do away with her in an insidious fashion The evolution of Maria s involvement with the Lilliputians is delightfully rendered by author T.H White THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING , giving the reader both significant and amusing insights into relationships between parents and children and between the powerful and the powerless White writes, She wanted to play with them, like lead soldiers and even dreamed of being their queen White continues, But the Lilliputians were not toys They were grown up, however short they were, and they were civilized White sets up the initial confrontation between Maria and the Lilliputians in his quintessential, ironic, whimsical style However, Maria lost grip of herself and she now proceeded on the road to ruin with the speed of a Rake s Progress This conflict is resolved, following a near tragedy, and Maria and the Lilliputians develop a relationship of mutual respect and admiration The plot speeds up exponentially when the evil villains Miss Brown and the Vicar discover the existence of the Lilliputians and decide to use them for their own gain, obviously without the assistance of any moral compass whatsoever White uses this plot arc to expand on his themes of the importance of resourcefulness, intelligence, loyalty, and kindness Upon first picking up this treasured childhood book again after over fifty years, I was struck first by what a nerdy kind I must have been to have loved this book so much Compared with today s fast paced middle grade novels, sadly, MISTRESS MASHAM S RESPOSE drags a bit in the beginning chapters, with sentences such as, They looked hopeful but wistful when they heard this from her own mouth, not knowing Maria well enough, as yet, to be sure that her word was her bond The missing will of Maria s deceased parents, one of the key underpinnings of the major plot of the story, isn t even mentioned until page 63 However, if readers are hooked, as I hope they will be, by the unique concept of tiny Lilliputians needing protection conjoined with Maria s orphaned plight at the mercy of her cruel, selfish guardians, they will be immensely rewarded by White s boundless creativity and imagination in his wry and empathetic characterizations, descriptions of Malplaquet s decayed elegance, and inside jokes sure to be appreciated by nerdy kids, humorists, anglophiles, classicists, and literary enthusiasts White treats his young readers as co conspirators, empowering them by giving them the inside track in the perennial struggles of the smaller and weaker against the larger and stronger, an enduring theme in classic children s literature Written in White s tongue in cheek style, scenes such as the hysterically funny yet frantic search for Maria by her only friends and cohorts, the ever faithful Cook and the erudite, nerdy Professor, who ultimately free her from the Malplaquet dungeon, thanks to the intrepid Lilliputians, will keep the pages turning, even almost seventy years after its first publication The proposed murder of Maria by Miss Brown and the Vicar creates tension worthy of today s middle grade writers, and Maria ultimately solves her own problem with her intelligence and ingenuity, bringing a satisfying and cathartic closing to this classic children s book Oh, but wait just a minute here it s not really a children s book, is it Indeed, White quotes people dismissively saying of GULLIVER S TRAVELS Oh, that s a children s book, isn t it If you are a true Nerdy Book Club member, as I suspect you are, or you wouldn t even be reading this, I encourage you and any of your young reader friends to open up this magical and rewarding middle grade novel to be enthralled by Maria s adventure, as I was, once again, after so many years And, who knows, you yourself may even discover a tiny baby, nestled in a walnut shell, lying in the grass &KINDLE ⇯ Schloss Malplaquet Oder Lilliput Im Exil ⇧ Viele Menschen kennen die Geschichte von Gulliver und die Abenteuer, die er in Lilliput erlebte Aber nur wenige wissen, dass einige Lilliputaner von Gullivers Retter, Kapit n Biddle, nach England verschleppt wurden Ihre Nachkommen leben immer noch dort, versteckt im gro en und verwahrlosten Park von Schloss Malplaquet Dort entdeckt sie Maria, die zehnj hrige Schlossherrin Mit einiger M he muss Maria lernen, dass man mit Menschen nicht spielen, ihren Willen nicht brechen darf auch wenn sie sehr klein sind Doch als es ihr gelungen ist, das Vertrauen der Lilliputaner zu erringen, werden diese Marias beste Verb ndete im Kampf um ihr eigenes Erbe re re re read 15 05 2020oh, this one never disappoints It s on the all time favorite list, now, that s a pretty impressive feat for a children s novel This one doesn t deserve to be merely for children, though I reckon I ll still be re re re re re re reading this when I m 97 It s dazzlingly clever, has a bespectacled marmite eyed, very faulty heroine, is just ridiculous enough to make a deep piece of academia a rollicking read for th bairns I loveth That is all previous review re re re read 15 05 2020oh, this one never disappoints It s on the all time favorite list, now, that s a pretty impressive feat for a children s novel This one doesn t deserve to be merely for children, though I reckon I ll still be re re re re re re reading this when I m 97 It s dazzlingly clever, has a bespectacled marmite eyed, very faulty heroine, is just ridiculous enough to make a deep piece of academia a rollicking read for th bairns I loveth That is all previous review This should be a Classic A Children s Classic, perhaps, but it certainly wouldn t hurt the Adults It s Brilliant, and besides, it s full of Lilliputians and High Adventure And because I dislike receiving book recommendations, I ll just stick it here.Read it.I started this year with an awful case of THE READING SLUMP, mostly because I was under a lot of stress The only two books I could find on my shelf with little darkness and a happy ending were The Reluctant Godfather and this un I m feeling much better now, and these books are partly to blame.We read to see the world We read to see other worlds Boos break our hearts, and books heal our heartbreak But sometimes we just need books with really truly happy endings I liked this, don t get me wrong But it s a flawed story, and while I enjoyed it, I found myself skipping or rolling my eyes at chunks.It reads like an elderly professor telling a story to a favoured niece nephew, and for all I know it was It doesn t read like something intended for publication, it s bitty, weirdly paced, very episodic, has sporadic digressions into fairly dry subjects and asides, and then finishes up with a rush of an action adventure ending, as though the author suddenly not I liked this, don t get me wrong But it s a flawed story, and while I enjoyed it, I found myself skipping or rolling my eyes at chunks.It reads like an elderly professor telling a story to a favoured niece nephew, and for all I know it was It doesn t read like something intended for publication, it s bitty, weirdly paced, very episodic, has sporadic digressions into fairly dry subjects and asides, and then finishes up with a rush of an action adventure ending, as though the author suddenly noticed said niece nephew falling asleep.The pace is slow, the people mostly cariacatures outside the two protagonists It s a dry sort of book, and the disparity between Maria and the Professor s styles as the story switches between their povs is a little disconcerting, particularly when neither of them really listens to or understands the other After Gulliver let the story slip, a ship s captain returned to Lilliput and kidnapped a chest full of Lilliputians to display in public They escaped, and two hundred eyars later are discovered by Maria, and orphan whose guardians have evil designs on her But with all that, I enjoyed it, and read straight through in one afternoon