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What’s That Book? The Wind in the Willow from Kdrama When the Weather is Fine

The Book Referenced in Korean Drama When the Weather is Fine

If you are watching the Korean Drama When the Weather is Fine, then you should be curious about the book that was referenced in the first two episodes and also happens to be Eun-seob’s favorite book that he has multiple copies of.

That book is The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham which is a 1908 children’s novel that tells the tale of a Toad, a Mole, a Badger, and a Rat whom live along the Thames Valley in Edwardian England. They are adorable in that they wear top hats and morning coats and live in houses and drive cars and do all the things that Edwardian people do in that time.

This book is one of the most famous English novels of all time and has been reprinted dozens of times (just look at the image above for a smattering of covers I found). I have never read this book, or even heard of it, but you better believe that I want to read it now. And good news, it is free online!

But if you absolutely want the book version, then you can buy it for 0.99 cents on Kindle or $7.95 for a print book. The version that Eun-seob says is his favorite illustrated one is Patrick Benson’s illustrated version.

From what I gather about this book – it doesn’t even have any kids in it soOoOoOo I am hesitant to say that it is for kids. Add drinking, smoking, speeding, gallivanting, and breaking out of jail into the mix and you basically have an R rated movie right there, though Bugs Bunny had all those things in his cartoons, so it’s probably on point. One thing is for sure, it makes me think that this is an amazing read so I might try and check it out.

Who am I kidding, it is already in my Kindle.

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  1. Nana
    March 2, 2020 / 9:37 pm

    I remember reading it a long time ago.. What I remembered the most was the pretty illustrations, similar to Peter Rabbit. I think there are tv& film adaptations as well.

    • V
      March 3, 2020 / 12:36 am

      I saw a few adaptations while googling the covers! Stage, tv, and film I think.

  2. Jane M
    March 2, 2020 / 11:34 pm

    I read it and loved it as a child, but I’m definitely going to re-read it now! Make sure your version is not the condensed one. Some of the published versions only have part of the stories in them.

    • V
      March 3, 2020 / 12:35 am

      Oh, I need to check! I googled it a bit and definitely want to read the story with the Piper.

  3. Jammmm
    March 3, 2020 / 10:49 am

    V! Omg! I am also extremely hooked on this show and can’t seems to get enough of these two mains and others! I couldn’t have imagined these two main to be such a good matchup and I’m begging for more every episode! I need to start reading these books myself. Thanks for the insights and the recaps!

    • V
      March 3, 2020 / 10:50 am

      Yay, Jammmm!!! So glad you are hooked in this drama too!!!!

  4. Mary
    March 4, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    I’m enjoying the drama.
    I live in canada. Do you know where I can get an English copy of the book that the drama is based on, when the Weather if Fine?
    Thank you

    • V
      March 5, 2020 / 10:31 am

      We looked for and English version and didn’t find one 😢

  5. Elle
    March 19, 2020 / 2:37 am

    Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland is based on this book. When I was a child my grandmother bought me a hard copy for Christmas. I did not know that this is the Wind in the Willows version that they were talking about. I assumed it was another book. LOL

    • V
      March 19, 2020 / 7:55 am

      Oh, wow, did not know that! I will look at that ride differently now 😎

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