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The House in Hiding (Ian and Sovra #1)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Ian and Sovra are thrilled when their father, Dr Kennedy, buys them a boat of their own. They make plans to cross the loch near their home on the west coast of Scotland and explore Castle Island. Here they discover a stone stairway hidden behind a waterfall and an abandoned shieling – the perfect place to camp. The arrival of the awful Mrs Paget and her irritating daughter ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published September 28th 1991 by Canongate Books (first published 1950)
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Lisa Vegan
Sep 23, 2009 Lisa Vegan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lisa by: CLM
Thanks to a very good and generous Goodreads friend, I got the opportunity to read this book.

I’d read Run Away Home by this author, and it was part of the Ian and Sovra series of books, but at the time I’d thought it was a standalone novel. I learn so much because of Goodreads.

I’m sure that this book would have been a 4 star book had I read this as a kid in the early 60s. I did like it quite a bit reading it now.

This book is very, very funny! I chortled and smiled all the way through it. It’s
Ian and his sister Sovra are like Arthur Ransome children who love the outdoors and can't wait for their holidays to begin but are almost incapable of avoiding catastrophe. They immediately lose the oars of their new boat. They burn down the little shack in which they were going to spend the night. Perhaps it is just as well that their father is a doctor as I foresee he will need to repair them constantly!
Sep 04, 2007 Carolynne rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Arthur Ransome
Unlike the Swallows and Amazons, these children are not sailing experts.
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Ian & Sovra series by Elinor Lyon 1 1 Jun 23, 2012 03:24PM  

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