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Far To Go (Margaret Thursday #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Margaret Thursday, the heroine of Thursday's Child, becomes a huge success on the London stage. But her old enemy is close on her heels, determined to carry out her revenge... Margaret felt a glow of excitement as she read the advertisement: Wanted: A clever girl to appear eleven. Appointment, write to Thomas Smith, The Dolphin Theatre. In a trice it was all planned, and s ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published September 30th 1978 by Harper Collins (first published 1976)
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Takes me back to childhood! I wish it was longer, but I loved seeing Margaret Thursday again and getting to see what happens to her after the end of Thursday's Child. Cute and fun. Worthwhile read for fans of Noel Streatfeild.
Sequel to Thursday's Child, not as awesome but still a must-read for any Streatfeild fan.
Dec 29, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always loved Noel Streatfeild's books and as a child I got my library to ILL them for me or hunted through second hand book stores to find all of them. She tells the perfect "girls stories". I was always able to find one character in each book that was my favorite. They definitely stand up to re-reads.
Set at the start of the 20th century, there’s a realistic backdrop to this story with horse-drawn carriages, pea-souper smogs, and a strongly demarcated class system. It's a sequel to 'Thursday's Child' which introduces the intrepid Margaret Thursday, but can be read as a stand-alone.

I often find that Streatfeild’s books end a bit abruptly after the resolution of a dramatic climax, and this is no exception. Indeed, it’s not a long book at all; just over 125 page in paperback, I read it in a lit
Jan 04, 2016 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one with a lot of plot, and also a bit of theatre, and I still like Margaret Thursday, but ... it's another one not for the faint-hearted. Life was grim for most children in those days, so if you add in someone with a penchant for cruelty it can become quite hard to read. There is of course a happy ending (and I do wish we knew more about what happened to Margaret, surely she should have turned up at Madame Fidolia's or been an elderly grand-dame during Pauline Fossil's first days on sta ...more
Jane Irish Nelson
Not nearly as good as Thursday's Child, to which this is a sequel. In this book, Margaret is continuing her acting career, with the help of Sarah, who gets her an audition at a London theater. It is interesting to see the differences between when Margaret gets her license and when the girls in later books by the same author do. When the story is quite exciting, it seems to end rather abruptly -- almost as if the author had intended to write more, but for some reason didn't.
Victoria Sigsworth
I have loved Noel Streatfeild's novel from being young but still have to catch up with one of them. I have just read this one and still really enjoyed it.
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Mary Noel Streatfeild, known as Noel Streatfeild, was an author best known and loved for her children's books, including Ballet Shoes and Circus Shoes. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1895, the daughter of William Champion Streatfeild and Janet Venn and the second of six children to be born to the couple. Sister Ruth was the oldest, after Noel came Barbara, William ('Bill'), Joyce (who died of TB p ...more
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