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A Houseful of Girls

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Author: Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh)
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,488 / 216 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,320
Added to site: 2007.04.18
mnybks.net#: 16640
Excerpt

done with it! More cosies and chairbacks! I've a drawerful already!' And bazaar things are hideous! Father gave me ten shillings to spend at the Christmas sale, and I wandered round and round like a lost sheep, and couldn't see a single thing that I wanted. In the end I bought a cover for Bradshaw. It wasn't a bit useful, for I never have a Bradshaw; but it was the nicest thing I saw. Now, let us solemnly resolve not to have anything on our stalls that will not reflect credit on our judgment. Nothing ugly, nothing useless, nothing vulgar--"

"Impossible, my dear! Can't be managed. It's the law of Nature that the kindest-hearted people have the least taste. I don't know why it should be so, but it is, and I'll prove it to you. If we announced that we were going to have a sale of work and asked for contributions, who would be the first people to respond?" Christabel thrust out her left hand and began checking off the fingers with dramatic emphasis. "Miss Ross,--Mrs Hudson,--Mary Field,-

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.10.17
Maddie
****.

Six sisters make up the houseful of girls.They all have their own distinct personalities and the three older girls especially grow over the course of the book.A great read.


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