‘Revisiting the Carey novels today, I am struck by how fresh and magnetizing they have remained, and by how much there is in these books – as there is in all good children’s literature – that can be enjoyed by adults. It is common for readers of Welch to credit him with sparking a love of history . . .’
Matthew Adams on Ronald Welch, Escape from France
Slightly Foxed Issue 47
Ronald Welch’s Carey novels follow the fortunes of the same family from their involvement in the Crusades to their service in the First World War. Grippingly plotted and scrupulously researched, together they join up the dots of English history in a remarkably vivid and human way. We’re delighted to make these wonderful books available again, with their original illustrations, in an elegantly designed and highly collectable series.
We thought it timely to travel back to June 1791 through the pages of Escape from France, a Carey adventure set in the midst of the French Revolution. You’ll find a link below to read the opening chapter on our website, as well as further suggestions for children’s literature that can be enjoyed by adults.
With best wishes, as ever, from the SF office staff
Jennie, Anna, Hattie & Jess