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Schoolgirl Jen at the Abbey by Elsie Oxenham. This ed pub 1959, The Children’s Press London, Glasgow. Illustrated by Frank Varty.
First pub 1950. Hardback. 256 pgs. Red matt cover, pictorial dust jacket. Colour frontispiece. Reasonable condition except for ripped dust jacket, brown marks and spotting on flyleaf, title page, and back flyleaf, gift inscription on flyleaf and faint browning on edges on pages.
One of the much-loved and often collected Abbey school series (nearly 40 books, written 1914-1959) based on the real Cleeve Abbey in Somerset. The Abbey is almost a character within the series in its own right — a romantic ruin that inspires love for it as a quiet, peaceful place, and creates the wish to behave in the public-spirited tradition of the early Cistercian monks. These qualities go some way towards explaining the popularity of the series. Oxenham 'moved' the ruin to Oxfordshire for the plot of The Abbey Girls, to tie the cousins Joan and Joy Shirley in with the characters from the first book in the series.
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