Bought at the Methodist Book Sale 28 Feb 2009

A rather battered but still readable classic girls’ school story.  Dear Patty is a delight to all, although she secretly struggles with the effects of her cousin Muriel’s blanking of her, even though they’re at the same school.  In between improving her own self through patience and a stiff upper lip, and helping others do what is right rather than what is fun, will she get a chance to improve relations with Muriel? A classic seaside theme brings us to an inescapable conclusion – but it’s fun getting there and a jolly and escapist read.