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Enjoyable story about two English schoolgirls. I had previously read the sequel, so had some idea of what was going to happen. And for some reason, the American edition of the sequel changed the girls' names from Mavis and Merle to Mary and Marjorie!
I loved reading about Mavis and Merle, as well as Bevis' final happy ending. I guessed early on the plot twist, but it was still fun to read it through to the end. I loved the whole opal plot lines too, and the eventual outcome there. I still have some more of Angela Brazil's books to read, so I'll bet I'll enjoy those too!
Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1868, Angela Brazil (pronounced "brazzle") was the youngest child of cotton mill manager Clarence Brazil, and his wife, Angelica McKinnel. She was educated at the Turrets - a small private school in Wallasey - and then, when the Brazils were living in Manchester, at the preparatory department of the Manchester High School, and (as a boarder) at Ellerslie, an ...moreMore about Angela Brazil...