Every girl has to be a new girl at some time or another but this difficult stage soon passes. It did not pass too easily for Natasha Vaughan. School life to her was strange and bewildering. To the girls at Daneswood the new girl was odd and incomprehensible. Her careful and correct speech, her precise manners and her prim politeness set her apart from the others.
Natasha was half Russian and the girls attributed her unusual ways to that; even so, there was some underlying mystery about her which they could not fathom. They tried to be friendly but with little help from Natasha.
Only Rusty succeeds in penetrating her reserve, mainly because she accidentally discovers her secret, and their friendship runs smoothly until Pat, Rusty’s best friend, returns to Dormitory 5. Rusty has to keep her wits about her to keep her friends, until the end of term when St Bridget’s House produce their play and Natasha’s secret is out.
Georgia Corrick, a long-standing fan of the Daneswood series, is writing the introduction.
(added to website 3 July 2020)