The River Bank | The Wind in the Willows


Kenneth Grahame

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Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, published in 1908. This story was suggested by our patron, Lucienne.

This story centers around four small animals: Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. Their stories take place in the countryside of Edwardian England.

Grahame grew up on the River Thames. As secretary of the Bank of England,  he told his son bedtime stories that evolved into this book after he took an early retirement.