Bought 27 Feb 2010 – Methodist Book Sale

Note inside front cover: "From Mrs. Woodgates. Christmas, 1932."
Book plate on first free endpaper: "This book belongs to Joan Brown, 5 Princes St, Dorchester, Dorset"

This was a fabulous school story, full of suspense and the trembling horrors of teenage girls’ friendships, as kind hearted Kate tries to negotiate between being taken over by a bossy, unpopular girl and moving towards the nicer bunch.  The villains are obviously so, because they treat dogs badly, and there are a lot of the jolly cliches that populate girls’ school stories (although no-one gets trapped in a cave by the sea!) but what the heck, it’s a good read, affecting and very entertaining. Lovely illustrations, too.