Posted by ESC on June 11, 2003
In Reply to: San Fairy Ann posted by Katharine Hill on June 11, 2003
: I knew that this was a corruption of "ca ne fait rien" and was glad to find it in the list. However, I remember a story I read as a child in which a little girl named her dolly San Fairy Ann. I believe the story was set in England after the first world war. Does anyone else remember it? If so, please send me the name and author. Thank you very much.
I googled the phrase (http://www.google.com/%20) and came up with
Eleanor Farjeon: A List of Her Stories