Once there was a little doll who belonged in a pocket. That was what she thought. Everyone else thought she belonged in a dolls' house. They put her in one but, as you will see, she ended up in a pocket.
-- From the story of Impunity Jane by Rumer Godden
The Mousewife by Rumer Godden has been one of my favorite books for many years. Recently I picked up a copy of The Fairy Doll -- a reissue of Rumer Godden's doll stories collected together in one volume. I was delighted.
My favorite story is about a very determined little doll called Impunity Jane who knows she is destined to have adventures riding in the pocket of a child. Despite the fact that she spends many years sitting on an uncomfortable beaded cushion inside a doll house, she is not discouraged, and eventually does have exciting escapades with a little boy named Gideon.
I also enjoyed the story of Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. If you love doll-stories as much as I do, I highly recommend it.
More delightful doll books:
Goldie the Dollmaker by M. B. Goffstein (this is another of my very favorite doll stories)
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
Patty Reeds Doll by Rachel K. Laurgaard
The Best Loved Doll by Rebecca Caudill
The Doll People by Ann M. Martin