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18th Feb, 2019 12:32:42 PM

I'm pretty sure I remember a TV adaptation of this - the main character was a boy and I remember him befriending the old woman and making the shirt/cardigan thingy out of feathers he got off dead pigeons in some attic or something. And the old lady used to be a singer (opera, possibly) and when he gives her the feather thing he made, she starts singing and then dies moments later, happy because she'd wanted the feather thingy for some time. I can't remember what it was called but I'm pretty sure the main character was played by the same boy who was in things like Nanny Mc Phee, Love Actually, the Doctor Who two-pater Human Nature/Family of Blood, and some other stuff. Dunno if that helps?

I also remember a part where the kid phones someone, possibly the hursing home/hospital where the old lady lives, holding a cloth against the phone to muffle his voice and not sound like a kid, and he gives a message to the guy on the other end of the phone that "The boy who can fly keeps his promises", so that he'll tell this to the old woman and she'll know he's trying to make the feather garment.

22nd Feb, 2019 02:03:22 AM

Hell yes! Thank you! Also, I had no idea there was an adaptation of it- I'll have to check it out next time I'm due for an existential crisis.

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