Contemporary Literature & Fiction

Author: Barbara Trapido

Christina and Pam are sisters less than a year apart in age. Pam is tall and black-haired, while Christina is small and fair. Brought up in New York, they are sent to an English boarding school where they meet two boys, Peter and Jago. As the years pass, the four meet and part…..Read More

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The Travelling Hornplayer

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