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Noel Streatfeild's Holiday Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Hardback)
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Noel Streatfeild's Holiday Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 20/06/2019
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A NEW COLLECTION OF HOLIDAY STORIES BY THE BELOVED AUTHOR OF BALLET SHOES. PERFECT READING FOR LONG SUMMER DAYS.


In this captivating new collection, there are stories for every reader to enjoy: unforgettable holidays and unlikely friendships, crime-solving adventures and dancers in the spotlight for the very first time.

Originally written for annuals and magazines from the 1930s-70s, these newly discovered stories will be treasured by Noel Streatfeild fans of all ages.

Featuring beautiful illustrations by PETER BAILEY

Stories include:

The Plain One
Devon Mettle
Chicken for Supper
Flag's Circus
The Secret
Coralie
Ordinary Me
Cows Eat Flowers
Andrew's Trout
The Old Fool
Let's Go Coaching
Howard
The Quiet Holiday
Roberta
Green Silk

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349013053
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An enchanting collection, full of wonderful old friends, (the Bell family, the Fossils' darling Doctors Smith and Jakes, Harriet and Lalla!) Classic Noel Streatfeild at her warm-hearted best. I absolutely loved it -- Hilary McKay, author of THE SKYLARKS' WAR
This heart-warming collection of stories will stoke nostalgia for holidays from bygone years with tales of crime-solving adventures, unlikely friendships and fun-filled afternoons spent berry-picking, fly-fishing and decamped to the homes of doting grandparents . . . will appeal to readers of all ages * The 20 Best Beach and Holiday Reads, HERALD *
These 14 stories, which were written between the 30s and 70s, were recently found buried among Streatfeild's papers. As one might guess from their dreamily nostalgic titles ("Chicken for Supper", "Let's Go Coaching"), there are few pantomime twists or cliffhanger endings. Instead, their charm lies in their evocation of the small, everyday dramas of childhood . . . Such rewarding reading. * 'Best Children's Books' DAILY TELEGRAPH *

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