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The Headmistress

The Headmistress

Barsetshire in the latter years of the Second World War is a peaceful and gossipy place, but there has been one lively change. A girls’ school, evacuated from London, has taken over Harefield Park. Miss Sparling seems to be the perfect headmistress: she dresses as a headmistress should and is an easy and erudite conversationalist. Her new neighbours like her and her pupils respect her, but there is something missing from her life; something which – though she never dreamt it when she arrived – perhaps Barsetshire can provide…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 17th November 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349007472

Reviews

Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself
Alexander McCall Smith
The novels are a delight, with touches of E. F. Benson, E. M. Delafield and P. G. Wodehouse
Christopher Fowler, Independent on Sunday
You read her, laughing, and want to do your best to protect her characters from any reality but their own
New York Times