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The Lord of Windri has two daughters; Philiipa, the elder, who is betrothed to the Count of Monte Lucio, and Magdalen, the tomboy, who has 'rough hoydenish ways' and who is forever slipping from the Castle to her beloved Woods of Windri. And it is on one of these forbidden expeditiions that she meets Theo who has run away from the Abbot of Windri and desires to be taken into the Lord of Windri's service. Magdalen's father takes an instant liking to the lad and decides to make him a page in his household. This decision is proved to be very wise, for it is Theo who discovers that there is evil afoot in the Castle of Windri, and he who finally brings the criminals to justice.
Violet Needham's stirring tales of the past are rich in colourful atmosphere and excitement, and The Woods of Windri with its mystery, danger and suspense, is one of the best she has ever written.