- Expected 2 Apr 2020
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Join the unforgettable heroine Margaret Thursday as she makes her way from an orphanage to the stage in this ebook collection containing the classic novels Thursday’s Child and Far to Go by Noel Streatfeild, the beloved author of Ballet Shoes.
Margaret Thursday was named after the day she was found on the church steps as a baby. But she isn’t really an orphan – each year a bag of gold coins is left at the church for her keep. However, when Margaret is eleven years old, the money suddenly stops and her guardians have no choice but to send her away to an orphanage.
This is where Margaret’s story really begins, taking her and her new friends from orphanage to canal boat and eventually to the theatre. But Margaret will have to outwit her archenemy, the cruel matron of the orphanage, at every turn…
‘Noel Streatfeild’s position in the children’s book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and real understanding of the surfaces of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort.’ – The Times Literary Supplement
‘Noel Streatfeild has that happy, skilful knack of turning her characters into real people – something which only really good novelists can do.’ – BBC Children’s Hour
‘Noel Streatfeild is an author who is a true master of her craft.’ – Illustrated London News
‘Written for unalloyed enjoyment … Children will love it.’ – Daily Telegraph
About the author
Noel Streatfeild, the plain middle child between two talented and pretty sisters, trained at RADA and acted for nine years before writing Ballet Shoes, an instant bestseller, in 1936. As vicarage daughter, factory girl, actress, model, social worker, writer, and crusader for good books, Noel touched many aspects of life. Her experiences enriched her stories, which were so popular that, by her eightieth birthday, she had earned herself the title of ‘a national monument’. She died in 1986.