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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

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