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When Aunt Lucy receives Susan and Midge's dreadful report cards and sees that their French marks have dropped to an all-time low, she decides to "punish" them by sending them off to Brittany for the summer. The traditional Jane Shaw mix of adventure, hearty meals, smuggling, ghosts and treasure keep the girls busy throughout their time in St. Clos on the coast of Brittany. And of course, they don't learn much French. St. Clos is a thinly disguised Binic, Jane Shaw's beloved haven in Brittany, wh...more
Born Jean Bell Shaw Patrick, in Glasgow, in 1910, Scots children's author Jane Shaw was the daughter of Dr. John Patrick, and his wife, Margaret (née Shaw). Educated first by a governess, and then at the Park School in Glasgow, she went on to Glasgow University, where she graduated with Honors in English Literature and Language, in 1932. After taking a teacher training course in London, Shaw retur...moreMore about Jane Shaw...