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Four cousins spend an adventure-filled summer on the Cornish coast.
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published 1939 by Frederick A. Stokes Company (first published 1938)
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Chris Otto
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a light, pleasant novel by Ruth Manning-Sanders, almost certainly aimed at younger readers. In my mind, it represents the start of key transition in her long writing career, which went something like this:

-- Stage 1: Poetry and serious novels aimed at adults (roughly 1920-1935)
-- Stage 2: Novels aimed at children and teenagers, plus a handful of well-researched history books (1938-1957)
-- Stage 3: Endless wonderful collections of retold folk and fairy tales (1958-1988)

(Any ONE of those
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Ruth Manning-Sanders, youngest daughter of an English minister, describes her childhood as “extraordinarily happy. . . with kind and understanding parents and any amount of freedom.” She read omnivorously, and she and her two sisters wrote and acted their own plays. A Shakespeare scholar at Manchester University, she later married Cornish artist George Manning-Sanders. They began married life in a ...more

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