Gemma goes from strength to strength at the drama school, but while she’s so taken up with her own life, unexpected things are happening at home and in Hollywood. Her well-planned future looks as though it’s about to be turned upside down.
Everything is going marvellously for Gemma until her mother’s announcement. She’s coming home from Hollywood and Gemma will have to go to London to live with her. But how can Gemma leave Headstone when she’s about to star in Romeo & Juliet? She can’t just walk out on the play – or on her wonderful co-star.
And what about her cousins? All three of them have changed so much since Gemma’s first appearance in their family, and Gemma has changed too from the poor little rich girl she was. Now that it’s time to leave, she realises how much she’s grown up; but she hadn’t expected to become so attached to her “ordinary” family…
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“Noel Streatfeild’s position in the children’s book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and a real understanding of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort.”
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 was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1939 and died in 1986.
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Book Description Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006714978
Book Description Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006714978