Marjorie sits reading to her granddaughter Isabella as often as she can. That special time when little ones sit on your lap transﬁxed with the story and occasionally looking up at you with wonder – as if to say ‘did that really happen’ is to Marjorie the most blissful moment she can imagine.
But there’s a process that she has to play out to get there. First her granddaughter has to chase the cat around the house. The book is then brought out but Isabella needs to hold and evaluate it for a while. Then a biscuit is introduced. Then, after the warmup, Marjorie gets her time. And with luck, the best hug, after the bit where they all lived happily ever after.