The Wind In The Willows
Updated: Jun 17
The Wind In The Willows is a classical collection of tales written by Kenneth Grahame, a banker from the late 19th century who wrote these tales base on stories he told to his son. The Wind In The Willows follows the adventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad as they live life by the river. They go boating, travel through the woods, and try to help their eccentric friend Toad as he runs into all sorts of trouble.
Grahame does a wonderful job of building his imaginary would and his characters are believable, relatable, and thoroughly amusing. His story has proved to inspire many over the years (C.S. Lewis kept a copy by his bedside) and his stories have been adapted into film. The Wind In The Willows may have been written with children in mind, but I would recommend the book to anyone looking to explore an interesting and fun world that rings notes of wisdom.
If you like these kinds of stories you should also check out my book The Bright Abyss. You can find a copy at the link here.