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This was my favourie read as an 11 year old. The feeling of summer freedom and adventure in a camping school,I could smell the gorse flowers and the salty sea where they bathed every day;the reckless charm of 'Bill',the smuggling element. Dated now, but nostalgia will always win.
Born in 1878 in Chester, British children's author Katharine Louise Oldmeadow was the daughter of police superintendent George Edward Oldmeadow, and his wife Annie Shepherd. She lived for over fifty years in the village of Highcliff, near the New Forest - a setting which featured in many of her stories. In addition to the books published under her own name, she also used the pseudonym Pamela Grant ...moreMore about Katharine L. Oldmeadow...