I thought last Saturday that we’d get on rather well together. As neither of us has any sisters, wouldn’t it be an idea to join forces and fill up our gaps?
What kind of friend can Anna Greenwood be? She’s eleven and stuck in a deep rut. Kind, yes, and good at lessons and music; she’s also untidy, demoralised and unable to do much about it even if she had the confidence or skills to do so. Making a friend of the older and sometimes wiser Charlotte changes her life.
Charlotte has poise, good taste in clothes and masses of confidence, even if she has a well-deserved reputation for being unreliable. Taking Anna under her wing, she applies much-needed polish to her new friend and is surprised to find that her unofficial younger sister can challenge her opinions and make her think.