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THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley - Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by the villainous chimney-sweep, Grimes, to climb up inside flues to clear away the soot. While engaged in this dreadful task, he loses his way and emerges in the bedroom of Ellie, the young daughter of the house who mistakes him for a thief. He runs away, and, hot and bothered, he slips into a cooling stream, falls asleep, and becomes a Water Baby.
In his new life, he meets all sorts of aquatic creatures, including an engaging old lobster and other water babies. After a long and arduous quest young Tom achieves his heart's desire.

IVANHOE by Sir Walter Scott was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. Set in the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion-Hearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good.
Packed with incident of the exuberant age of Chivalry.
Pre loved gloss hardbacks in very good condition overall, showing a little wear on the corners of the covers, and some scribbles on the last few pages of one.
Priory Classics publications - Bridlington no date

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