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The Girls of Friar's Rise

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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Published 2004 by Girls Gone By Publishers (first published 1952)
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Kerry
Jan 16, 2016 Kerry rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, 6, 2015
I've liked all the Gwendoline Courtney books I've read so far (many thanks to Audrey for lending them to me). However, I have to admit that this has been my least favourite. I think it's just that it's a book that chronicles everyday happenings without any huge rise in crescendo as we get towards the end. That's okay, and it was still a pleasant book, but all the same I found it less captivating than the others for that reason.
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Very charming and with a hint of mystery.
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Mar 18, 2012 Charlotte rated it really liked it
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The Girl's of Friar's Rise is another domestic story about six sisters who refurbish a delapidated cottage. If you like lots of peaceful detail about painting woodwork and weeding (which I do!) this will be a soothing comfort read. It's not quite up the standard of Sally's Family, by the same author, which is the Best Domestic Comfort Read ever, perhaps because there is no romance, and perhaps because the six sisters are all (perforce) girls, so there's less variety. But still, nicely soothing.
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Feb 24, 2011 Carolynne rated it really liked it
Esther, Rachel, Deborah, Dorcas, and Judith manage on their own when their parents are away. Delightful story with engaging characters.
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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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