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The Very Wicked Headmistress

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The wicked Miss Taffeta, notorious cheater and blackmailer, former trapeze artist and the human cannonball, opens a select school for rich young ladies. Everything seems perfectly normal until certain happenings at the school make the girls suspicious. Is Miss Taffeta a mistress of disguise as well? Huge fun from the endlessly original pen of Margaret Mahy with witty illus ...more
Published July 1st 2006 by Barn Owl Books (first published 1995)
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Michelle Kwait
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This story begins with Tatiana Taffeta, trapeze artist, human cannonball, and now headmistress of a prestigious all girls school. In her quest to cease her students whining about the food (prepared by Tatiana, in disguise, as the school is only staffed by herself and her brother), Tatiana takes advantage of a local farmer who finds himself ruined by a giant volcano that spews custard-- and instantly in love with Tatiana. Discovering that this custa
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Margaret Mahy was a well-known New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. While the plots of many of her books have strong supernatural elements, her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Her books The Haunting and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance both received the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association. There have 100 children's boo
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