Book List in Order: 131 titles


  • When David and Elinor Gray and their 18-year old niece, Rose, join a Blue Dragon Tour to Italy, they were looking forward to spring sunshine on the Mediterranean coast and had no premonition that the holiday would bring suspicion, fear and the horror...




  • "When you get to Ash Grove, our Sam, you'll find yourself a very small fish in a very large pond." With big brother Pete's warning echoing in her ears, eleven-year-old Samantha Padgett sets out on her first term at Ash Grove Compre...




  • Maggie and her friends from Crumble Lane are camping on the moors, helping Lynne and William restore old Highbeck Farm. Suddenly they are caught up in a crime committed long ago. Lynne's family silver was stolen and never recovered even when the ...















  • When Alice, a English girl, brought up in Liverpool, visits Hunger Moss just before World War II, she seems to relive the experiences of her mother who visited the same moor just before World War I. ...




  • The sixth book in the Pine Street series which follow the adventures of the gang from Almond House. This one tells of how Samantha, the youngest of the gang, copes on her at Pine Street School....





  • Eighteen-year-old Marissa responds to her orphaned friend Sabrina's urgent phone call, travels from Liverpool to remote Darkling Farm. She finds herself in a confusing mystery involving the suddenly reemergent symbols of an fertility dance, and b...








  • Sixteen-year-old Prim becomes a farm laborer during World War II in England and finds the life very agreeable and fulfilling. Prim becomes a Land Girl working on a Shropshire farm in War time. In spite of the hard life and the dreary war outlook s...




  • After her parents are killed by a rocket on New Year's Eve in London, 15-year-old Frue rebuilds her life in the wartime English countryside....




  • In England, in the summer of 1914, a young girl tries to win some women's rights from her Victorian father....



  • After her parents are killed by a rocket on New Year's Eve in London, 15-year-old Frue rebuilds her life in the wartime English countryside....



  • A young girl in a Liverpool slum family, with the help of her gang, copes with life when her mother leaves home....



  • At seventeen, Nicola Denn, a pretty English girl, seems to have everything -- youth, musical talent and a rich aunt in New York. After an illness that threatens her future as a pianist, nineteen-year-old Nicola accepts an invitation to visit her au...








  • Fifteen-year-old Mary Anne discovers it is her father as well as her blindness that binds her to a narrow world....



  • Candy, a thirteen-year-old girl, is on holiday in Switzerland when sudden awareness of the incompatibility of her parents and the impending breakup of their marriage, even before her father realizes that anything is wrong. She shocks when her mother ...



  • When an eighteen-year-old inherits three small islands off the English coast, she discovers they are a source of intrigue....





  • Flavia Scott, a young English girl's temporary job takes her to Rome. She is thrilled to be in her mother's birthplace, but doesn't prepare her for the intrigue she finds surrounding her hosts.... It is a relief for Flavia to involve hers...



  • The friendship of a Jewish girl eases the difficult transition period for an Irish family newly arrived in Manhattan....




  • Unsure whether they will like their new home in Cheshire, three children soon become involved with a visually handicapped schoolmate and the restoration of a British manor house....



  • Would their father take the job? Eavesdropping as the offer was made, Clare and Richard were at first sure he would not. His long illness made it necessary that he find a job less tiring than the one he had in the city. But, to be an accountant for a...



  • Eighteen-year-old Nella is delighted to accompany her purser father on his ship's Easter cruise but the trip proves more unsettling and dangerous than she or anyone else anticipated....







  • Eighteen-year-old Nella is delighted to accompany her purser father on his ship's Easter cruise but the trip proves more unsettling and dangerous than she or anyone else anticipated....



  • A street of people is evicted to make room for high-rise flats....



  • Orphaned at age twelve, Robin describes her struggle to accept the realities of her first year at the Children's Home....



  • When Karen Kraymer, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous actress arrives in New York, she uncovers and pursues an old family mystery involving a theft and a murder....




  • Eighteen-year-old Isobel hadn't been anxious to visit her grandmother in Edinburgh during her Easter vacation. She thought it would be dull. But Isobel befriends an American girl, and through her is drawn into a dangerous adventure involving fore...



  • Happy on the Outer Hebrides, eleven-year-old Mairi has no desire to leave when her family situation changes and takes her to new places....



  • A rebellious teen-ager goes back in time to Liverpool during World War II and views her own mother's adolescence and her aunt's tragic romance....



  • When eighteen-year-old Miranda Sheridan goes to Paris to join her cousin Jane she thinks she will never be happy again, for she still hasn't got over a tragic love affair. She discovers her cousin has gone. Puzzled by Jane's absence, Miranda ...



  • Another gang of children appears in Wood Street and Julius' precious guitar is broken in a scuffle. Despite the trouble between the gangs, they try to overcome their rivalry....







  • While visiting a friend's family in Cornwall during the traditional May Day celebrations, eighteen-year-old Laura becomes involved in an old family mystery concerning the disappearance of ancient heirlooms....



  • Eleven year old Mandelina Kerensky has lived all her life in the Lancashire town of Stoneborough. Although her mother comes from London, her father was Russian and one of her grandmothers was Greek. After her father's death she and her mother ...



  • When Ben and Cherry and their Liverpool gang decide to form a pop group they have difficulty finding a place to practice. An unexpected friend comes to their aid....



  • Hetty and Harold Holroyd and their friends are walking in the wood, when they find that nearby Wanders Farm is not empty as they thought. The two families of ordinary country children are introduced to the experiences of a gipsy family unable to trav...



  • Four children find that the quiet little square hidden away in the center of a New York City block is mysterious in many ways....



  • While vacationing with her family in Cornwall, a sixteen-year-old adopted girl finds herself strangely and frighteningly involved with the past....



  • Four young people on a mountain-climbing holiday in Wales find themselves unexpectedly unwelcome at the farm where they plan to stay....



  • Seven children, members of a local gang, are trapped in their secret hideaway after a violent storm....



  • After taking a secretarial course, Gay Selby found a few weeks' idleness in New York beginning to drag. But when she spoke to Annabel Newton she stepped into adventure beyond anything she had experienced....



  • On her return trip to England, a young girl's life is threatened many times simply because she included a certain man in a farewell photo she took of the Madeira landscape....







  • When Lucy falls down in Hyde Park Clarinda Thorpe, a stranger, picks her up. A little later Lucy is startled to hear Clarinda say that her uncle and aunt are trying to murder her. “I expect you’ll think I’m mad, but I have to tell someone… I ...






  • Eighteen year old Gillian has been ill and is advised to get a new job for the summer, her Aunt Emily who runs a gift shop on a small cruise liner offers her the chance to work in the shop with her. apathetic at first, Gillian soon finds herself gett...



  • At eighteen years old, Fiona leaves England to join her father in New York. He is a successful travel writer and lives on the fourteenth floor of an old apartment building. His last letter made vague reference to a mystery attached to the building wh...



  • Damaris Cleveland finds mystery and adventure beyond her dreams in the wild, beautiful countryside of Aries and the Camargue. Damaris goes to spend the summer along with her cousin Celia in the household of the Gironelles where Celia has been an old ...




  • Taking vacation in Paris to forget a broken romance? That's what Julia Conway did. And, she met Martin and Annette, brother and sister, who are entangled in an affair of blackmail, stolen paintings and murder. So, why did she help them? Why did s...



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    Camilla's father sends her to Switzerland for the summer to get her away from an unsuitable boy. She is supposed to stay with his friends, the Dettelmanns, and help run their hotel. Naturally, she is very unhappy about this and is determined to h...



  • Eighteen year old Deborah is offered the chance to go on an adventure holiday in the highlands of Scotland, learning climbing, sailing and canoeing. she has lot of adventures and makes many new friends, and of course there is the inevitable romance....







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    When 16 year old Catrin went for a short visit to Wales before settling down for work in London, she little suspected she would stay for the summer and longer because of a sick aunt. How she coped with the situation, became the custodian of an histor...









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    Seventeen year old Rachel Tandy takes a job looking after the children of a famous children's author living in the Chilterns, and finds her charges dificult, and sometimes her employer too, though she loves the beautiful countryside....



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    Anne never expected to travel till one day, out of the blue, came a thrilling adventure - a holiday at Andermatt in the Gotthard Alps. From the moment her journey starts Anne feels a different person, more grown up and responsible. On the way the won...



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    A popular children's story of a family left to fend for themselves after their mother's death who receive an invite to Germany from an uncle....



  • Alone in the Vicarage on a wild evening with storm clouds gathering, Emily Varney senses impending trouble. But greater trouble than she ever imagined comes when a body is found in the churchyard and flood waters engulf Marshton. As the bedraggled vi...



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  • Looking forward eagerly to the winter term at Dundonay House in Skye, Vania Chaundy and her friends were horrified to hear that Miss Rorison, their beloved headmistress, had been injured in a motoring accident and that her stepsister, Miss Gowan, hea...



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    A 17-year-old girl helps her brother manage a youth hostel on the Scottish Isle of Skye....



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  • A Schoolgirl named Ray Melville, who hopes to become a writer, spends a month at a holiday school in Vannes, Southern Brittany. During her stay she comes to appreciate the French way of life, is immediately captivated by the picturesque Breton peo...



  • Seventeen-year-old Philippa Wynyard was planning to take a job in London when unexpectedly invited to supervise her cousins who are skiing in Switzerland. When her Aunt Millicent Hamlin, a patronizing upper-class matron asks her to look after the Ha...



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    Judith, a young woman starts a career as a teacher in an English town....








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    Felicity is dismayed to learn that she must leave her beloved coeducational school in Wales and go to a girls' school in Switzerland....




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    A Career Story for Girls. The story follows Mary McBride as she completes her first year as a helper in a Nursery Class at Summer Street School....



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    When 17 year old Margaret has to leave school and face a new life, she travels in mid winter to stay with an unknown aunt in Norfolk., the custodian of Great Melveney Hall. At first Margaret finds life very difficult but she grows to love the house a...



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    Pandora and her friends are dismayed and resentful when a new headmistress brings changes to Bryngarth School in North Wales, but Pandora's younger sister Felicity welcomes the new free regime. Also the new head has three daughters, all of whom a...



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    A story of a family who move from the 'town's end' to a new estate in the country....



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    Lucia, half Italian, arrives at Arndale Hall to find that nothing is like the schools described in the English school stories she has read, but although the rules are made by the girls themselves and school work is done on a flexible learning basis, ...



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    The Story of a Farming Year. Jennifer is the "cuckoo" who spends a year on a Cheshire farm, learning the work and earning eventual acceptance....







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    The Howell children love their home on the banks of the river Severn in Shropshire, and are horrified at the prospect of moving to Shrewsbury. The alternative, turning their home into a hotel, seems like a much better idea. But running a hotel turns ...



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    After the death of their father, sisters Charlotte, Hanni, and Trudi, brought up in England but half-Swiss, go to visit their relatives in Switzerland with their mother, with the possibility of settling there permanently....



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    At 17, Ellery MacIain had never seen the family home in Glen Gillean, but when her uncle wrote that he was ill and asked that his five children might be cared for, Ellery confidently volunteered to go alone. Upon arrival she found a queer foreign atm...



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    When Pussy and Collie Alleyne go to a co-educational boarding school in the Cotswolds, the other fifty or so boys and girls are new too, for it is the school's first term. Pussy is thrilled when she is elected to the first School Council, but she...



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    Voirrey and Andreas Qulliam, whose Manx father, now dead, bequeathed them their exotic Manx names, react very differently when told that they are going to Barrule House, a co-educational boarding school on the Isle of Man. Voirrey is thrilled that sh...



  • Vania, coming from Peru to Britain, is very lucky in the school for which she is bound, Dundonay House, romatically situated in the Isle of Skye. Dundonay is run on up-to-date lines; the girls are encouraged to mix with the local people; they have th...



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    Left an orphan after a sheltered life, Verity is sent by her aunt to a co-educational school in Wales where her cousin, Daffila, is already a pupil. Verity dislikes her cousin and hates the Welsh mountains but she makes friends with Gwenllian, a myst...



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    To leave rainy Manchester and go to live in Switzerland, "a country as distant as the moon, where men yodel from mountain peaks and cows wear big bells", no wonder Jacklin Drury felt dazed when this happened to her....



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    Mullion Kennedy spends her summer holiday with her great-grandmother, on the Island of Polmerryn, in Cornwall, together with her five cousins. None of the children had met the old lady before, but to each child she is an impressive figure....



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    Mullion Kennedy spends her summer holiday with her great-grandmother, on the Island of Polmerryn, in Cornwall, together with her five cousins. None of the children had met the old lady before, but to each child she is an impressive figure....



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  • Dillian Harvie, captain of her form and perfectly contented with life at the local High School, likes things set and unchanging. Imagine her dismay when she learns she is to go to boarding-school far away in the remote Isle of Skye. The Harvies have ...


Complete Series List in Order

Crumble Lane

1) The Crumble Lane Adventure (Apr-1983)
2) Trouble in Crumble Lane (Nov-1984)
3) The Crumble Lane Captives (Apr-1986)
4) The Crumble Lane Mystery (Apr-1987)

Dundonay House

1) Over the Sea to School (Jan-1938)
2) A School in Danger (Jan-1952)
3) At School in Skye (Jan-1957)

Flash Children

1) The Flash Children (Jan-1975)
2) The Flash Children in Winter (May-1985)

Pine Street

1) Crow's Nest (Jan-1974)
2) The Pine Street Pageant (Oct-1978)
3) Pine Street Goes Camping (Mar-1980)
4) The Pine Street Problem (Feb-1981)
5) Goodbye to Pine Street (Feb-1982)
6) Alone at Pine Street (Feb-1983)
7) Friends at Pine Street (May-1984)
8) The Pride of Pine Street (Jul-1985)
9) First Term At Ash Grove (Feb-1988)

Spindle Bottom

1) Christmas at Spindle Bottom (Mar-1970)
3) A Mystery in Spindle Bottom (Jul-1986)

Wood Street

1) The Wood Street Secret (Jul-1968)
2) The Wood Street Group (Jun-1970)
3) The Wood Street Rivals (Sep-1971)
4) The Wood Street Helpers (Apr-1973)
5) Away From Wood Street (Jan-1975)
6) Wood Street and Mary Ellen (Feb-1979)
7) Strangers in Wood Street (Jan-1981)
8) Growing Up in Wood Street (Apr-1982)