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Meet the Maitlands

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In the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign, David Maitland was born: the third son of "the Squire" who lived at Cuckly Place, a large house in the village of Little Cuckley. Following family tradition, David became a parson, and inherited the Rectory near Cuckley Place and small income.

David and his wife, Priscilla, have five children: the twins, Selina and John, followe
Paperback, 118 pages
Published November 6th 1978 by W.H. Allen
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Jan 18, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Set at the turn of the 20th century, this is a delightful story by one of my favourite writers for children - and somehow I had not even known that this book existed until recently. Noel Streatfeild is gifted in her understanding of children, and I felt that the twins in this short novel - Selina and John - were very believable; I could almost feel for Selina as she made some difficult decisions and faced some difficult situations, looking after her younger siblings with aplomb.

There's humour i
Jun 08, 2014 Felicity rated it really liked it
This is a charming book I picked up in a book shop in Hay on Wye. I've always been a big Noel Streatfeild fan so when I saw this I had to buy it.

I didn't expect much as it's out of print but I thought it was as good as some of her masterpieces. This is one of her later works and in this the Maitland parents are temporarily going abroad and are leaving their children in the hands of their servants and a new governess Violet who isn't what she says she is!

This book flew by and I loved the differe
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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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