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Description - The Lark by E. Nesbit

'When did two girls of our age have such a chance as we've got-to have a lark entirely on our own? No chaperone, no rules, no . . . '
'No present income or future prospects,' said Lucilla.
'No slavery!' cried Jane.

It's 1919 and Jane and her cousin Lucilla leave school to find that their guardian has gambled away their inheritance, but left them with a small cottage outside London. Determined to become successful businesswomen, the cousins embark on a series of misadventures - setting up a flower shop, a guest house, and ignoring the attentions of male admirers - in a bid to secure their independence.

The Lark is a joyful, witty and utterly charming novel about two young women trying to find their place in the world, with an introduction from the Booker-winning author Penelope Lively.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241983485
ISBN-10: 0241983487
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit was born in Surrey in 1858. A world-famous children's author, her works include The Railway Children and Five Children and It. She also wrote several works of fiction for adults. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founding members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. She died in 1924.

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