A lovely description of happy moments of childhood, coming home from school, being given a ‘tartine’ of goat’s milk, cakes and jam.  Doing homework at the kitchen table before going to play in the street with friends and animals.

‘When she came home, Ina would give her goat’s milk with cinnamon in a yellow glass and raisin cakes and rose-petal jam.  She would do her homework at the kitchen table, then go out into the main street of Auror and look for her friends and they would play with the goats and chickens in the dust.’


Source: Rose Tremain, The Road Home (London: Chatto & Windus, 2007), p. 10

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