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A Coronet for Cathie

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Published 2003 by Girls Gone By (first published 1950)
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Cathie is an orphan, and having suffered some unspecified Victorian Novel Disease, a semi-invalid. Unable to both look after her and work, the aunt who is her guardian contacts her estranged father's family...only to find that, due to assorted accidents, Cathie as the only child of the Duke of Montfort's younger son is now heir to the duchy. This having been established, the said duke conveniently dies.

The rest of the book falls into two parts: first, Cathie must convalesce/regain her strength,
Abi Cadell
Cathie starts out as a delicate invalid who unexpectedly finds herself the a Duchess. She battles her ill-health and finds her feet as the heiress to large swathes of land. Finally she ends up at boarding-school where she is able to successfully fight the obnoxious snobbery of many of the older girls.

This is a real feel-good read, with many funny moments. Cathie, though apparently fragile, is a strong and determined character who keeps the reader rooting for her all the way through and the endin
I love this author, and regret that I never encountered her growing up. This is a fun story of a girl who finds out she is the heiress to the throne of a Balkan country, and there is a boarding school element besides.

Note that this book is back in print and available from Girls Gone By Press, It is worth obtaining.
Dec 03, 2010 Carolynne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: CLM, Abigail, Chandra, Gundula
Delightful story in which a frail but spunky girl unexpectedly discovers she is a Duchess. It takes her a while, but she gradually learns her new job. If you enjoy this, you might also enjoy some of Courtney's other books: _ Elizabeth of the Garrett Theatre_ and _the Girls of Friars Rise_.
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Born near Southampton in 1911, Gwendoline Courtney was the daughter of antiques dealer Edwin Courtney, and his wife Joanna. She was distantly related to author and educator Arthur Mee, and first cousins with Phyllis Norris, who wrote a number of books for girls. The family moved to Wallasey when Courtney was young, and she was educated at Oldershaw High School. She worked for a time in her father’ ...more
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