Party Shoes

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Children's stories - 243 pages
A welcome reissue of the 1945 book.Set during and after the second World War, this classic novel tells the story of Selina, who has been sent to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in the country. When selina receives a parcel from her godmother in America it causes much excitement among her and her cousins, and, to Selina's delight, the parcel contains a beautiful party dress and a pair of party shoes. But delight turns to dismay when she realizes that she may never have an occasion to wear such a wonderful outfit - until, that is, she and her cousins come up with an idea of organizing a pageant..
 

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

It's years since I read this, which was originally published under the title 'Party Frock'. It's the story of a pageant, an idea that grows after Selina is sent a gorgeous dress and satin shoes from ... Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I don’t think I’d ever read this one but I ended up really enjoying it. While it maintains the shoes theme, it’s distinctly different than Theatre Shoes or Ballet Shoes. [Dec. 2009] Read full review

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Contents

The Parcel
1
The Committee
9
Asking at Home
18
Asking at the Abbey
21
Writing
30
The Holidays Begin
40
Getting a Cast
54
The Ballet
66
John Comes Home
122
Clothes
133
Phoebe
147
Wardrobe Mistresses
162
Sally at Linkwell
173
The Pageant Takes Shape
181
Dress Parade
190
Fire
206

The Mummers
75
Philip
91
Christophers Rehearsal
103
Madame Ramosova
113
The Twentieth
213
Dress Rehearsal
221
The Pageant
232
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In 1938 Noel Streatfeild won the Carnegie Medal for her book The Circus is Coming.

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