I've moved on, more or less at random, to a new book from the Colorful Reading Challenge. I wasn't crazy about the previous one, Joss and Gold, so I picked The Greengage Summer to be next, based on prior experience that I really, really like Rumer Godden's writing.
And what did I just discover? Not only is The Greengage Summer set in France, like The Silver Donkey, but one of the characters is named Joss.
Cool? You bet! Coincidence? Nah. More like synchronicity.