I'm new to EJO and reading her books for the first time in the GGBP editions. This is different in tone to 'The Abbey Girls' because half of it is an adventure story concerning those young scallywags Dick and Della, and half is to do with those Queen-revering, folk-dancing Abbey Girls. Mind you, EJO is quite snobbish in her treatment of yon simple village folk; it's quite laughable to our twenty first century sensibilities, but it's nonetheless a lovely yarn from more innocent times than our own. But would a headmistress really allow so many of her girls to stay up all night? This isn't Millfield in the 1970s, you know!
Also, I'm glad I studied church architecture at school because otherwise a lot of the terms used about the abbey itself would be meaningless to me.
GGBP must be praised to the hilt for bringing us these titles. Thank you and well done.