Tea By The Nursery Fire

Author: Noel Streatfeild

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405518006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1665


Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in her care was the father of Noel Streatfeild, the author of Ballet Shoes and one of the best-loved children's writers of the 20th century. Basing her story on fact and family legend, Noel Streatfeild here tells Emily's story, and with her characteristic warmth and intimacy creates a fascinating portrait of Victorian and Edwardian life above and below stairs.

Deep Water

Author: Debi Gliori

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448172586

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8606


The Strega-Borgia children are still reeling from the shock of their nanny's disappearance at the end of DEEP TROUBLE. Without Flora to tend to them the kids are growing up fast. Indeed, Titus is in the throes of a deeply embarrassing and magically accelerated puberty, while all around the usual chaos reigns. Baby Damp is learning to fly under the tutelage of a bat called Vesper, Ffup the dragon is struggling with the Atkins diet and Tarantella the tarantula is trying to teach her daughters the rudiments of mascara. So far, so StregaSchloss, but add in an arrest for murder, a demon intent on revenge and a suicidal deep-frozen ancestor and you have a recipe that could only be cooked up in a Gliori-cauldron.

Christmas at High Rising

Author: Angela Thirkell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349004315

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9766


Originally published in the 1930s and 1940s and never before collected, these stories by the incomparable Angela Thirkell relate merry scenes of a trip to the pantomime, escapades on ice, a Christmas Day gone awry, and an electrifying afternoon for Laura Morland and friends at Low Rising, not to mention the chatter of the arty set at a London private view. Charming, irreverent and full of mischievous humour, they offer the utmost entertainment in any season of the year.

The Grey World

Author: Evelyn Underhill

Publisher: Scriptoria Books

ISBN: 1448651468

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 8088


Evelyn Underhill’s The Grey World is an unusual story with a remarkable narrative, set in late 19th- and early 20th-century England, in which she interweaves the tale of a boy’s soul that transitions between two dimensions, the world of the living, and a Grey World--of the dead. Scriptoria Books has transcribed this edition word for word from the original text. It was then edited, formatted, and proofread through each revision. Our procedures are not automated. Our editions are not facsimiles and do not contain OCR interpreted text. Our books are carefully created new editions of classic works.

In the Making

Author: G. F. Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970774

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7712


Ten-year-old Randal Thane is distressed to be taken from his mother, his governess and his home and sent to prep school. But once there, he discovers an adult world he had never before imagined, and falls unwillingly but entirely under the spell of a charismatic older boy, Felton, who will introduce him to all the pleasures, pains and perplexities of first love. A unique, enchanting and complicated coming-of-age story about the passion between two young boys, In the Making is widely hailed as G. F. Green's masterpiece, and is now in print for the first time since its original publication in 1952.