The Marlows and the Traitor by Antonia Forest
I only ever read the school stories in the Marlow series as a child. I found them to have a lot more realism about them than most school stories and I’ve always thought I’d like to see what the non school stories were like but they are really hard to get hold of. Girls Gone By are republishing the books now and this is the second in the series after Autumn Term.
Well worth the read. The Marlow children are eminently believable kids even if the plot here is somewhat more far fetched than I remember the school stories being. This tale involves Nicola, Peter and Ginty being locked up in a lighthouse by the traitor of the title and it takes place soon after the end of the second world war.
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Purchased on 7th September 2004.