First published in paperback 2003 by Girls Gone By Publishers. Illustrated by Nina K Brisley (cover adapted from Biddy's Secret by Elsie J. Oxenham).
It is the start of the Chalet School's second term at Plas Howell, the
graceful Queen anne mansion on the English-Welsh border, and with the new
school year come new challanges, new Mistresses and a new Head Girl.
Robin Humphries, sixteen years old and a member of the Sixth Form, is
astounded to learn that she has been chosen to follow in the footsteps of
Gisela Marani, Juliet Carrick and the others - including her own beloved
sister Joey Maynard. How will she compare to the admired and respected
Head Girls who had gone before? A naturally modest girl, Robin is
overwhelmed by her unexpected promotion.|
'How will I ever measure up to Gisela and the rest?' she thought anxiously. 'Everyone says Jo was the best Head Girl the School ever had but they were all first-rate and I can't possibly be good enough... I never dreamt that I might by Head one day... I'm simply not ready for this!'
Before she has an opportunity to wory too much, however, she is flung headlong into the hurly-burly of life at a busy boarding school. Naughty Juniors, troubled Seniors and unruly Middles await her - and life is made all the more complicated when Joey's youngest daughter Margot becomes dangerously ill... - 2003 Girls Gone By Publishers