Anna Fynn Message Board
Nigel C. Fortune posts on 8/11/2007 7:00:34 PM
Hi Lida. Mister God,This is Anna had a profound impact on my life as well. I recently investigated Sydney Hopkins gravestone and it bares an insrciption which is mentioned in the final book by Fynn called Anna and the Black Knight. I'm convinced Fynn was Sid,he lies in a beautiful spot in Somerset, England. Best Wishes, Nigel.
Lida posts on 8/9/2007 7:38:50 AM
You're probably right, Nigel. It just seemed that there were a lot of similarities. Nonetheless, Anna will forever be my favorite all time book...one that I cherish and don't loan out, for fear of not getting my dog-eared copy back.
Nigel C. Fortune posts on 7/23/2007 10:50:53 PM
Hi Sorry but i don't think Frank McCort can be Fynn. Looking at his Wikipedia entry he is born in 1930 which means he's far too young. Mister God This Is Anna took place in the Mile End area of East London around 1935 to 1939. Plus the arguement for Fynn Being Sydney Hopkins is pretty strong if you look at the Finchden Manor web site. Best Wishes, Nigel.
Lida posts on 7/21/2007 5:48:02 PM
Has anyone else ever wondered whether Fynn, who wrote "Mister God, This is Anna" could possibly be Frank McCourt, who wrote "Angela's Ashes?" There is such a strong similarity with dialect, circumstances, the same brand of "Woodbine" cigarettes, a level of honest love and wonder and the setting in both is in poverty at the time of the Depression. The writing styles are not identical, but similar enough that I just wonder...
NIgel C. Fortune posts on 4/20/2007 9:36:25 PM
There is a Wikipedia entry for "Mister God, This is Anna", and at the bottom it mentions that there is a rumour that Fynn was a man called Sydney "Sid" Hopkins who is buried near Taunton, Somerset, England. But there is no evidende that i can find on the interenet for this. Does anyone know the origin of the rumour that Fynn is/was Sydney "Sid" Hopkins? Thanks in advance.
anonymous posts on 2/12/2007 8:20:57 AM
There was never anyone like Anna, and there is no other book like this book. I found it in the library of a family friend, who I don't think had ever read the book and let me take it home with me. I read it in an afternoon, and fell in love with Anna almost at once.
Despite the datedness, the occasional obscurities, the sentimentality that crops up sometimes, this is one of the truest books I have ever read. In more ways than one it reminds me of my favourite book, The Little Prince.
Fynn and Anna taught me more than I could have imagined about life, and showed me in a subtle way that the real answers don't lie in an expensive education, in A-Level Philosophy and Ethics or a PhD in Western Philosophy, but in seeing to the heart of things. Anna's character is so sweet, so bold, so unafraid to be herself and willing to tackle questions that grown-ups shy away from, that it inspires you to be the same. And Anna's Mister God is such a simple and complicated being that he made me think in greater depth about my own faith.
My favourite part in the book is the very end - the last page. It was one of the most beautiful moments in any book I've read, and shows that despite the suffering that fills this world God is always there, and has a purpose for all our lives. Anna's life was truly fulfilled...
And the answer is "In my middle".
Lea posts on 12/21/2006 2:37:51 AM
Shalom from Israel.
Who was the author? I know and feel between the lines that he had had a big soul - but who was he? did he have a family of his own? a child? I wish I could know people with such big soul. I feel I want to be a better person for them.
Nicky Wertheim posts on 11/5/2006 2:56:17 PM
My mum and I read this book together when I was a young child. It hit a cord in me that so longed to have a close relationship with God like that too: Time with God. Time for God. Hunger to know Him more and more and more. Yes God is my obssession too and I am His. I thank Him for this book for it played a part in opening for me a door to Him which I believe is for everyone else too. Yeshua is His name:(Jesus in Hebrew). Jether was the son of Gideon who did not take revenge; like Jesus.
Sandra posts on 10/21/2006 5:06:14 PM
Why is everybody so interested in Fynn? There has someone told us that Fynn's real name was Sidney Hopkins or actually Sydney Hopkins. Sid was a rock although much of his adult life he was semi-crippled following a serious accident involving a train, and spent quite some years literally shuffling around on his knees due to spinal problems. Thankfully, as orthopedic surgery techniques improved, he was able to walk eventually (with sticks) and ended up marrying his physiotherapist. He is not alive any more. But the far more important person is Anna. She was INSIDE of God and that means she was LIKE God, because God made her like him. There has only been ONE on this earth who had also been INSIDE of God, the TREE IN ONE, father, son and holy ghost. So Anna was LIKE Jesus or better Jether.
posts on 9/27/2006 2:28:57 PM
I came across this book on a bookshelf at home, and I am so glad I did. A rare and special find, I think. I was intrigued I suppose, and began to read it. It was a page-turned, and yet I reached a point where I had to put it down because it was an overwhelming amount of thought to absorb all at once. I would set it aside, and then somehow lose it, find it, and then start over again, and this happened several times until I finally finished the book. I think by that time I was a little bit older and better able to understand as well. It was and still is a favorite. So many interesting 'points of view' and wonderful discoveries.
Would anyone know where it might be possible to find more information about Fynn? I have researched but have not had much luck so far.
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