David8 June 2011 21:58
Great! I borrowed it as a schoolboy from Leeds central Library around 1958 and managed to buy a copy at the great bookshop in Alnwick some 40 years later.
Andy3 April 2011 20:51
I managed to find this book on ebay after spending 35 fruitless years searching for it. I used to read it in the school library circa 1971. .. we should all start a campaign to get eudoria re-published.
Chris Heal31 August 2011 08:04
Anybody who knows the book speaks of it with real joy. Our family had a copy - I lent it to a wonderful girl; it was never returned. Found a copy in Hay on Wye - only cost me £2.50, but my delight would have been just as great had I had to pay MUCH, MUCH more. Bought a copy with d/w from ebay, and then sent the Hay on Wye copy to JK Rowling for her daughter to enjoy. Maybe JK would sell that copy? Today,I was looking online for an illustration from EB to add to an ebay auction - not to sell EB, but alluding to its 'wonderfulness' - and came upon your blog. In the light of Adrienne's comments, I shan't upload a picture after all. I hope Adrienne comes to apppreciate how fondly VK's book is remembered -and by many more people than she may have realised hitherto.
Michalsuz13 September 2011 23:04
I am 64 - my sisters and I had to share out our children's books when we left home - a long time ago - , and Eudoria went elsewhere. I haven't got over it, and have been hunting for the book for many years.
Ethna3 January 2012 22:01
I have loved this book since my childhood back in the late sixties. My sister has our original copy but a couple of years ago I managed to buy myself a copy over the internet. The story is wonderful and the illustrations are my all time favourites. Lovely to hear about the family of this wonderful author.
Marie-Claire1 March 2012 21:10
I am in my twenties and as a child I used to read my father's copy from when he was a boy - it was my favourite book ever. I have been trying to find a copy online for over a year now. But recently I came across my father's old copy again and I cannot explain how happy I was to see it! The illustrations are incredible and the story still makes me laugh. Somebody really needs to reissue this book so today's generation can enjoy it too. I will certainly pass my father's copy on to my children.
Norn12 March 2011 21:56
Just over two years ago I blogged here about my favourite children's books, including Eudoria's Broomstick by Victor Knowland, and I also mentioned the book as a favourite when I was interviewed by The Guardian last summer. So far so normal. I still live in hope that somebody will re-issue this book. I feel more hopeful about that than I did, since realising that I'm not the only fan.