Le valeureux guerrier eN the train trip Tori discovers something disturbing about her traveling companion The rest of the book involves thevents that surround Tori s discovery AND THE ROMANCE OF THE COUSIN the romance of the cousin two very different men I read this on openlibraryorg This was a wonderful story Reminded me a bit of an Eva Ibbotson book Very satisfying with likable characters The republishing of Elizabeth Cadell s books on kindle is the reason I bought a kindle likable characters The republishing of Elizabeth Cadell s books on kindle is the reason I bought a kindle novels can be xtremely funny They describe an books on kindle is the reason I bought a kindle Her novels can be xtremely funny They describe an of two generations ago and have a sweet naivet pictured so vividly in The Fledgling Victoria needs an adult to supervise her train journey from Portugal to England There s a ferry in there somewhere and all the caring adults in her life choose a middle aged man they slightly know from the local golfing club Unsurprisingly because Ms Cadell s heroine s are very intrepid Victoria has a lovely and safe journey discovers an art theft fakes a case of measles and finally rearranges the two important adults in her life into a suitable couple 45 Loved this book Tory is a remarkable child and full of courage Once I started this book I didn t want to stop reading it I d heard The Fledgling ranked among Elizabeth Cadell s best novels which I think perhaps led me to Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy expect too muchIn fact the aspect of the book that struck me most is how messed up the adult characters are Heroine Philippa is still carrying a flame for the hero Edmund who jilted her 12 years before when be met and married in Macau the Fledgling s aka Tory s mother. Measure Circumstances plus some contrivance on her own partnabled the youngster to shake him off Alone she reached Victoria and the warm if belated welcome of her father's distant cousin and x fiancee PhilippaHow the gold statuette of St Christopher had been stolen. ,
This book is about this girl that meets a goose princesounds kinda weirdand this goose teaches her how to fly and a bunch of other stuff I have not read it in a long time so i don t remember a lot about it but just read it because what i DO remember is that it was really good Ten yar old but very mature Vitorina finds herself carrying a stolen gold Saint Christopher statue while traveling to boarding school She knows the thief but the adults in her life must trust her and discover who it is for themselves As they do so they renew old friendships that result in a new and xciting future family 3 stars for #Sheer Nostalgia This Is A Very Light Read About A #nostalgia This is a very light read about a year girl who travels to England from Portugal to start boarding school The train trip ffects the rest of the story the story the rest of the story The story me of Rumer Godden s books I only gave this book 3 stars because I wasn t xactly blown away by it maybe if I had read it when I was younger at 11 14 when I read Rumer Godden s books I would have Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival enjoyed it Tori s father has decided it is time to send her away to boarding school Tori who is ten has lived in Portugal all of her life She lives with her threelderly great aunts and her governess with occasional visits from her father Her lovely young mother died when she was an infant in an auto accident in England When her travel companions have to cancel their trip she is given into the care of a middle age man who had introduced himself to the father and the aunts He is to deliver her to a distant cousin of her fatherO. Vitorina's Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, escort from Lisbon to London wore a cloak of respectability which convinced the child's father and aunts butven before the ten year old girl had made her disconcerting discovery of his theft from the rich private chapel of her home she had begun to take his. Mawkishly sentimental Philippa still keeps a photograph of Edmund on her bedside chest with a Koala bear they won at a fair pinned to it One of the first things she tells poor Tory fresh off the boat train from Paris and who she doesn t know from a bar of soap is that she d been ngaged to her father Hero Edmund is in the heroine s words a that She D Been Engaged To Her Father Hero Edmund Is d been ngaged to her father Hero Edmund is the heroine s words a who closed up completely after his wife was killed in a motor accident nine years previously Shortly after her death he handed their baby daughter Tory over to her ancient noble Portuguese relatives Only recently has he inserted himself into his daughter s life deciding she s become too Catholic and must attend
an nglish boarding school other man lord tancredEnglish boarding school Other Man Lord Tancred a pompous businessmanpolitician who in the mould of Margaret Thatcher has clawed his way from relatively humble origins to a position as a parliamentary grandee His origins however haunt him and make him resentful of anyone cast from a different mould ie scion of wealthy merchant family EdmundThe only person in the story in fact who isn t an obvious case for the psychologists chair is school girl Tory She is remarkably well adjusted for a child without a mother and whose father Edmund is motionally and physically unavailable to the xtent he sends her off from Lisbon to London via Paris in the company of some bloke he met at his Estoril golf club view spoilerand who turns out to be a professional thief hide spoiler I love her books Couldn t put it down so I just ignored verything and read it in one sitting. And how it reached Portugal again how Philippa changed at the leventh hour from one bridegroom to another and how above all Vitorina throve on her first taste of freedom and found her father really cared about her after all is interwoven into a delightful readable stor.