[Girlsown section of my kindle]
I am sucker for an Angela Brazil book – or indeed any school stories from that early 20th century era – and this was no disappointment. Mavis and Merle are likeable sisters and the power struggles between the girls at the boarding/day school they attend seem timeless. I would go so far as to say that this book was far less ‘cheesy’ and had more substance to it than I have come to expect from Angela Brazil.
There are the obligatory near disasters here and there, and even a bit of romantic interest for one of the girls. I really liked the balance between school and holidays, too.