Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is price-clipped with age-darkened spine. Presentation plate to front free-endpaper. Previous owners details [same person] to half-title page. Black & white illustrations by Dick Hart. 254 pages By the author of The Warden's Niece. This was Gillian Avery's second book after the success of The Warden's Niece. This story follows the adventures of two families of children spending their holidays in Victorian Oxfordshire countryside. Francis Copplestone, the eccentric curate from The Warden's Niece, makes another appearance. A delightful book by this highly regarded children's writer.