The Land of Green Ginger
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She was bound captive by her heart, and by her instinct and her conscience. If she fled to the ends of the earth, she could not escape her husband’s need of her. If she entered an enchanted city, and its gates closed fast behind her, she could not shut her children from her mind.”
Teddy Leigh, losing his mother and in turn inheriting her debilitating illness of consumption, dreams of a comfortable, fulfilling life. “When should he say, ‘’And Thou, O Lord, art my comfort?” Nobody was now his comfort, neither the form master who had praised his translation of the Eclogues that afternoon, nor the slatternly housekeeper who made him toast for tea and worried kindly about his cough, nor, certainly, his father, drowning sorrow in a stream of compound interest...The Land of Green Ginger was a participatory art project that explored encounters between refugees living in Hull and their host communities during 2008. 
As for the story itself, I'm unsure if I've read it before, if I've ever had it read to me, or if I've just known about it for so long that I feel like I must've read it. It's a fantastic story, full of wit and charm. I kept thinking, while reading it, that it'd be great if Aardman got their hands on this and made a film of it, it's full of that classic English kind of humour. There's action and adventure, and plenty of magic. I loved it. We choice this cafe because we were looking for a breakfast place that allowed dogs and we were so pleased to find this cafe in the high street in the Old Town of Hastings.This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Prince Abu Ali and Silverbud united at last as illustrated by Ardizzone. The Land of Green Ginger (author’s copy) I understand that in the intervening years, an abridged version was published, which many people do not like, but the one I know and love is the 1966 version, reprinted again in 2015. Never having seen the shorter version, I cannot comment on what was left out, but the full story is well worth it.