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Swan Feather (Sadler's Wells #10)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  90 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published February 28th 2006 by Girls Gone By Publishers (first published 1958)
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Louise Armstrong
I'd love to know how modern readers find these books. I loved them so much when I was young that I can't be objective about them.

5 stars again, even though perhaps as a stand alone title this isn't one of the strongest. I adore her heroes, and her baddies! Here's the horrible Nigel Monkhouse, aristocratic, handsome, charming, but wrong! He's shot a swan to replace the heroine's lost mascot, a swan feather which he destroyed in a temper.

'He plucked a snowy feather from the dead swan's breast and
10th in the Saddler's Wells series for teenage girls. Best read after the others in the series. Too many characters and viewpoints, and unlikely scenarios but more interesting (and moving at time) than the seventh book. Nowhere near as good as the first four in the series, however.
Verity W
I had this set as read - and bits of it seemed familiar as I came back to it, but not so much that I wasn't prepared to change its reading dates over. This is the story of Sylvia Swan and her struggle to become a ballerina. I don't think the 1990s paperback I borrowed from the library as a child had all the bits about the Teddy boys what happened to Sylvia's Mum. Certainly if it was there I missed the implications of what the Teddy boy's might have done to Sylvia. It struck me while reading this ...more
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Hill attended school in Durham and then went to Le Manoir in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. She obtained a BA at Durham University, and there met her husband, a clergyman. They moved to the remote parish of Matfen, Northumberland, where she played the organ in church and ran a Sunday school.

Hill's career as an author began when her daughter Vicki, then about ten years old, fo
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Other Books in the Series

Sadler's Wells (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • A Dream of Sadler's Wells (Sadler's Wells, #1)
  • Veronica at the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #2)
  • No Castanets at the Wells (Sadlers Wells, #3)
  • Masquerade at the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #4)
  • Jane Leaves the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #5)
  • Ella at the Wells (Sadler's Wells #6)
  • Return To The Wells (Sadler's Wells, #7)
  • Rosanna Joins the Wells (Sadler's Wells, #8)
  • Principal Role (Sadler's Wells, #9)
  • Dress Rehearsal (Sadler's Wells #11)

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