A young girl meets a tiny old lady who takes her on a journey of magic and intrigue which brings joy and sorrow to the girl’s life. It is a story of the power of imagination and beauty. More
novel for adolescents and maybe for parents...
Leena's parents move house to Perth. Leena feels lonely without her friends.
A very elegant small house is the only close neighbour. From her window, Leena sees a young girl walking in the exquisite garden next door. They meet, but the young girl is an old lady, a very small dainty old lady. Beatrice is her name. Beatrice is a sort of kind magician; she senses Leena's loneliness. And there, as a game, the beguiling starts: a beguiling of the senses, a new awareness of beauty, sometimes a funny trick to amuse, keeping in mind the rules of beguiling: not to mock, not to hurt, not to humiliate, and accepting that such a gift is Heaven sent, and that it has to be, always, a messenger of mercy and love. Now read the story...
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