I’ve been thinking about what I can do at my blog to actually post more regularly and have been tossing around a few ideas, including character profiles, character interviews and author bios… but I do have a bit of an obsession over lists, so the idea of a weekly list has completely won out. I plan on having this posted every Monday, hopefully, and it will list, basically anything that I want them to in relation to books.
For my first list, I wanted to share ten charming orphans. I have a major soft spot for books about orphans. They are usually the ones that I enjoy the most, and usually I will end up in tears at least once in the book. This is (by no means) a definitive list – there are many other charming ones (but a list solely about L.M. Montgomery’s orphans would miss out on a whole lot of others)… and I’ve also not included kids who were believed to be orphans, but then at the end their parents show up (such as Sara Crewe from A Little Princess). And I’ve also only listed the first book that these orphans appear in.
- Anne Shirley. From L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Published 1908.
- Teresa ‘Tess’ Hatch. From Catherine Webb’s The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle. Published 2006.
- Harry Potter. From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Published 1997.
- Rossamünd Bookchild. From D.M. Cornish’s Foundling. Published 2006.
- Mary Lennox. From Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. Published 1911.
- Locke Lamora. From Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. Published 2006.
- Patty. From Louisa May Alcott’s The Quiet Little Woman. (This is my ALL TIME favourite Christmas story!) I don’t know when it was first published.
- Caspian X. From C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian. Published 1951.
- Jane Eyre. From Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Published 1847.
- Sophie Hatter. From Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. Published 1986.
Who are your favourite orphans?