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Virginia Plain Clemency Bell

Virginia Plain

Clemency Bell

Published April 23rd 2014
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Kindle Edition
220 pages
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Virginia Plain is a funny, warm coming of age novel set in a 1970s girls grammar school. When Ginnys mother dies she is taken in by family friends, the Burgesses, who have a daughter Ginnys age called Jane and an older boy, James. Ginny is takenMoreVirginia Plain is a funny, warm coming of age novel set in a 1970s girls grammar school. When Ginnys mother dies she is taken in by family friends, the Burgesses, who have a daughter Ginnys age called Jane and an older boy, James. Ginny is taken from her comprehensive and moved into the third year at Ethelreds Girls School, a school which is very different, with clever girls and eccentric teachers.This book charts her sometimes painful, often funny growing pains. Theres the excitement of the dance competition, a terrifying Domestic Science teacher and mysterious goings on that the headteacher cant seem to get to the bottom of. Then of course theres the boys at the neighbouring school who the girls suddenly begin to notice. Ginny somehow navigates all these obstacles, continues to ride her beloved horse and also finally begins to work out part of the secrets surrounding her mother. But just when Ginny finally feels that she fits in, tragedy strikes and she is separated from this welcoming, supportive family. Then fast forward several years and Ginny meets up with the Burgesses again and feelings, long suppressed, surface. Virginia Walsh finally grows up and she isnt plain!