So I haven't read this book in uh... probably a decade...at least. ([act]feels old[/act]) But the hidden-other-world-within-our-own-ness of The Borrowers is something that I've always been attracted to - it's just so fascinating! I love the intricacies of their world - I love the way the Borrowers repurposed things from our world so suit their own needs. There is so much I love about this book - and I really should read it again sometime rather soon. And I may just have to buy it for my 7yo nephew for his birthday, because I think he (and my 24yo sister who reads chapter books to him) would enjoy it immensely.
I remember watching the live action movie that was released sometime in the 90s I think? Jim Broadbent and Tom Felton are in it (so I may have just checked imdb just now to check that!) I remember really liking the movie at the time, but again, I haven't seen it in years.
Studio Ghibli's Arrietty is absolutely brilliant though - (I remember seeing posters for it on the Tube in 2011 and getting so ridiculously excited for it!) It's such a perfect story for a Ghibli film - there's so many intricacies, and it's just so gorgeous.
(So this turned out more of a raving over how much I love The Borrowers than a discussion... ~:| )