Corners bumped and spine faded.
In Mulbridge Manor James Reeves tells us the story of how Richard Masters and his friends hunt for a missing will, in order to save old Miss Matilda Jay from losing her home. He tells of their clash with two shady gentlemen called Seedy and Dusty, and of how, even after the will has been found, the danger is not over. But he also makes the children themselves separate and interesting characters, and throughout the book there is the feeling of a golden summer in the best sort of country, with warm drowsy days and eventful moonlit nights.
(blurb taken from paperback edition)