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Ey describe an England "Of Two Generations Ago "two generations ago have a sweet naivet pictured so vividly #in the fledgling victoria needs an adult to # The Fledgling Victoria needs an adult to 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 This is
a very light read about a 10 year girl who travels very light read about a 10 year girl who travels England from Portugal to start boarding school The train trip effects the rest of the story The story reminded me of Rumer Godden s books I only gave this book 3 stars because I wasn t exactly 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 enjoyed it 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 goo. And how it reached Portugal again how Philippa changed at the eleventh 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. .
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 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 three elderly 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 Isfather and the aunts He is deliver her to a distant cousin of "HER FATHERON THE TRAIN TRIP TORI "fatherOn the train trip Tori something disturbing about her traveling companion The rest of the book involves the events that surround Tori s discovery and the romance of the cousin with two very different men I read this on openlibraryorg 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 exciting future family I d Vitorina's escort from Lisbon to London wore a cloak of respectability which convinced the child's father and aunts but even 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. Eard The Fledgling ranked among Elizabeth Cadell s best novels which I "think perhaps led me to expect too muchIn fact the aspect of "perhaps led me to expect too muchIn fact the aspect of book that struck me most is how messed p 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 Saka Tory s 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 engaged to her father Hero Edmund is in the heroine s words a clam who closed p completely after his wife was killed in a motor accident nine years previously Shortly after her death he handed their baby daughter Tory This was a wonderful story Reminded me a bit of an Eva Ibbotson book Very satisfying with likable characters 3 stars for sheer nostalgia I love her books Couldn t put it down so I just ignored everything and read it in one sitting The republishing of Elizabeth Cadell s books on kindle is the reason I bought a kindle Her novels can be extremely funny Th. Measure Circumstances plus some contrivance on her own part enabled the youngster to shake him off Alone she reached Victoria and the warm if belated welcome of her father's distant cousin and ex fiancee PhilippaHow the gold statuette of St Christopher had been stolen. .