Castle Tourmandyne

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HarperCollins, 1995 - Cousins - 136 pages
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"An entire summer with a snobby cousin is not Marg's idea of a vacation, but an antique dollhouse brings the two together. One of Canada's finest writers offers a story of differences, tolerance and friendship" Cf. Our choice, 1996-1997.

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Marg's cousin Peggy comes to stay with Marg's family for the summer while Peggy's parents are away on a buying trip. Peggy's used to having a lot more physical comforts than Marg's house offers and is ... Read full review


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Monica Hughes was born in Liverpool, England on November 3, 1925. Before joining the Women's Royal Naval Service, she lived in Egypt as a child and went to school in Scotland. During World War II, she worked on breaking German codes. In 1952, she immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began working at Ottawa's National Research Council. She started writing survival stories and science fiction novels for young adults. Her works include the Isis trilogy and Hunter in the Dark. She won numerous awards including the Phoenix Award for literary merit. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. She died from a stroke on March 7, 2003 at the age of 77.

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