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A Proper Education for Girls
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > two sisters and an evil uncle? SOLVED [s]

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message 1: by Allie (new)

Allie | 18 comments So I honestly don't remember much about the book other than there were two sisters who lived in this big mansion with their mother and I THINK an evil uncle. The uncle was obsessed with historical artifacts and stuff and there was something about a big tree in their conservatory. I DO remember it ended with the one sister giving up on a guy and flying away in some crazy contraption with her sister.


message 2: by Allie (new)

Allie | 18 comments Anyone?


message 3: by SparksofEmber (new)

SparksofEmber | 946 comments When did you read this? Was the book new or old? Do you remember what the cover looked like? Children's book, middle-grade, YA, Adult?


message 4: by Allie (new)

Allie | 18 comments Young adult probably? was maybe ~10 years ago or so


message 5: by Tab (last edited Feb 14, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 4999 comments Allie, what genre did this book fall under? Sci-fi, fantasy, something else?

What time period was the story set?

If scifi/fantasy, what other scifi/fantasy elements were in it? Witches, aliens, space travel, etc?


message 6: by Allie (new)

Allie | 18 comments I think it was more just young adult. It was approximately around the time of WWI or before.


message 7: by Allie (last edited Sep 03, 2014 01:58PM) (new)

Allie | 18 comments just upping this if anyone knows....

More info: The tree was some kind of orange tree or something and they had some way to move the tree from room to room. The uncle had a bunch of archaeologist friends who came to stay and one of them was a photographer who set up a tent somewhere.


Kathy | 56 comments This is Elaine di Rollo's A Proper Education for Girls.


message 9: by Allie (new)

Allie | 18 comments yes, I do believe that is it! woohoo! thanks so much, kathy!!!


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