The Dolls House was written by renowned English author Rumer Godden after World War Two. She wrote popular award winning novels for adults and children and The Dolls House is one of her best known. It has been in print since 1947. There are many books based on the world of toys and dolls (The ‘Velveteen Rabbit’, Noddy,the superb ‘Mouse and His Child’ as well as the subversive Sock Monkey stories by Tony Millionaire) but The Dolls’ House is in my opinion the best example of its kind. This is the tale of a doll "family," with nominal family type roles who are thrown together by chance. The real head of the household is Tottie, a wooden farthing doll, who remembers Queen Victoria on the throne and is wise beyond her childish appearance. The dolls' domestic happiness and the way it is threatened by the appearance of Marchpane, a ‘unique’, arrogant and, as it turns out, very malevolent interloper, makes for a gripping drama with a surprising twist uncommon in children’s books. This is a new unit which I haven’t ‘road tested’ and was greatly enjoyed.