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The Abbey Girls (The Abbey Girls #2)

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To read about the Abbey Girls is to long to join them at school - to meet the members of the Hamlet Club - to watch the flowery ceremony of crowing the Queen! It is all so charming and natural. A joyous strain of country dancing runs through the pages, but there is also a deeper note of warm helpfulness and achievement.
Paperback, 257 pages
Published April 22nd 2004 by Girls Gone By Publishers (first published 1920)
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Jun 09, 2015 Helen rated it it was amazing
When Cicely visits the ruined abbey, she determines that 15-year-old Joan should come to Miss Macey's school. But Joan insists that her cousin Joy, desperately needing training for her musical talents, be given the scholarship. But how will headstrong quick tempered Joy cope with the school feud?

It's not till the second book of the series that we meet the Abbey Girls and at this point EJO's interest is still very much in Cicely and the school. What makes this book worth reading today are the cha
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This is my second "Abbey" book now and I'm finding the series charming. They are a lovely, easy read about generally nice people who aren't perfect, and I'm pleased there are more on my shelf for me to read.

It was interesting the way the book started with Joan, then shifted mostly to Joy, before going back to Joan at the end. And as much as I like Joy, I'm looking forward to spending more time with Joan in later books.

I didn't really need another classic children's series to get hooked on (when
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This is a series about sisters Joan and Joy who live in the gatehouse of a manor house which has a ruined abbey on the grounds. When the lord of the manor dies he leaves the house to Joy and abbey to Joan.
Then the girls have to go to a school for better-off girls and find their feet. This school has a tradition of a May festival parade in which a schoolgirl is crowned queen each year and wears a colourful dress, taking the name of a flower.
This is very dated now; there are cars but not televisi
Dec 04, 2015 Liza rated it really liked it
This was a favourite of mine in childhood. We had a battered copy that had been my mother's. It's all jolly hockey sticks and niceness. Lovely nostalgia.
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