Have I introduced you to the children’s book The Summerfolk by Doris Burn? If I haven’t yet, I am so sorry. Everyone needs to read this book at some point in their life, hopefully at every stage of their life. And it is the perfect book to read when the days are long and hot and the air is still. The pictures on their own are delightful!

The story is about a young boy, Willy Pots, who resents the “summerfolk” that come to his beach-side hometown every summer. But then he meets a new and different kind of summerfolk. . .

There are so many things in this book that my brothers and sisters adopted becuase of reading it, like the word lupper. Lupper is a meal that is served half-way between lunch and supper.  Brilliant, yes?