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September 2008 Debut of the Month.
This is really good fun and full of great characters to make each page a delight to read. As Sophie Kinsella says it’s “like Malory Towers for grown-ups”, it’s just a shame we don’t already have a big back catalogue of Downey House stories to work through.You will just have to be patient and wait for Beaton to write the next one as you will definitely want to find at how the next year turns out, and the next, and the next………
It's about love lives . . .
Maggie has been dating Stan for years - safe, comfortable and about as exciting as soggy toast. Can their relationship survive? Especially when Maggie meets David McDonald, her opposite number at the boys boarding school over the hill. Every single girl in the school has a crush on him, but not Maggie . . . yet.
It's about school lives . . .
Two girls. Same form. Simone Kardashian has won a scholarship and is determined to make her parents proud. Fliss Prosser is furious at being so far from home and her friends. As Simone tries desperately to fit in, Fliss tries desperately to get out.
It's about private lives . . .
Veronica Deveral knows how to manage a school. Routine and discipline are fundamental to her role. But Veronica has a secret that could ruin her career.
‘I love this book! It's funny, page-turning and addictive... just like Malory Towers for grown-ups’ Sophie Kinsella
'I have been waiting twenty-five years for someone to write a bloody brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst and here it is' Lisa Jewell
'A wonderful first novel that had me in tears and fits of laughter. Definitely an A!' Chris Manby
Publication date: 18/09/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||18th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|