The Borrowers Afield by Mary Norton

30 Jan

Started – 23/1/13

Finished – 30/1/13

Format – Paperback Book


Synopsis – As it turned out, the end of the Borrowers wasn’t the end of Pod, Homily and Arrietty. They escaped to the fields but it was a long and dangerous journey, up the Azalea Bank, through the privet hedge and across the orchard, and they were hiding from humans and being attacked by insects.

My Thoughts – I brought this book back in 2010 as part of the whole series of Borrowers as i had read the first book but never read any further than that.


In this book Arrietty and her family have had to leave the comfort of the house that they have only ever known and have gone to try and find the only other borrowers that they know of. They have to walk across fields and encounter lots of new things to them like insects. They have to deal with being homeless and having to almost start again. Its in this book that they meet Spiller another borrower that i have heard of because of the movie.


I did enjoy this book but i have to say not as much as the first one. It is still very good and keeps its magical appeal that the book holds for children and there is still that thought in the back of your mind do they really exist in my house when things go missing.


This book would be very good for children and it continues they story. it ended on a cliffhanger and i cant wait to read more in the series to find out what happens.


Rating – 3/5


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