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A lovely, lovely book. Funny, sad, informative - it's got the lot. And a mildly happy ending - one gets the feeling that the end is only the beginning. In fact the Fossil sister make an appearance in a later book of Noel Streatfeild's. I don't know how the training the girls received would stand up to today's stage schools - Pop Idol and X Factor it ain't, but it's a perennial favourite and I won't lend my battered copy to anybody, Now it's on my Kindle so I've got it for good.
I read this book when I was 7, and again at 15, and 25, and 30 - and now that I'm 54 (+VAT) I'm reading it again. It's the kind of book you want to curl up with on a wet afternoon, or after a lousy day at work when everything has gone wrong. Pure escapism, and great fun.
If you enjoyed it, try White Boots and Wintle's Wonders. Every bit as good.
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Initial post: 10 Apr 2015 09:26:42 BDT
MR A. says:
Absolutely agree. I first read it at Junior School, then forty years on in the school library where I was working at the time. Now at seventy years, I feel the need to purchase it on my kindle. It is a true 'comfort blanket' book.
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