I’m reading “The Little White Horse” by  Elizabeth Goudge. It’s been made into a tv series (in the 90’s I think it was) and a movie (The Secrets of Moonacre, 2008).
The book was published in 1947, and you can tell just by reading a few pages that English has changed quite a bit since then. I almost choked on my tea reading the above sentence… “…ejaculated Maria…” I think I’ll have more of those hilarious surprises coming up in the reading of this novel.
I really like the movie and I’m hoping to like the book as much. I’ll get back to you on how everything evolves.