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The Headmistress

  • Author
    • Angela Thirkell
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Barsetshire in the latter years of the Second World War is a peaceful and gossipy place, but there has been one lively change. A girls' school, evacuated from London, has taken over Harefield Park. Miss Sparling seems to be the perfect headmistress: she dresses as a headmistress should and is an easy and erudite conversationalist. Her new neighbours like her and her pupils respect her, but there is something missing from her life; something which - though she never dreamt it when she arrived - perhaps Barsetshire can provide...
  • Published: Nov 17 2016
  • Pages: 384
  • 197 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780349007472
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Press Reviews

  • New York Times
    You read her, laughing, and want to do your best to protect her characters from any reality but their own
  • Christopher Fowler

    Independent on Sunday
    The novels are a delight, with touches of E. F. Benson, E. M. Delafield and P. G. Wodehouse
  • Alexander McCall Smith
    Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself