The Dragonfly Pool

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Pan Macmillan, 2008 - Boarding schools - 397 pages
Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more unusual and interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and she soon falls in love with its eccentric staff and pupils.

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User Review  - Herenya - LibraryThing

This set on the eve of WWII and is about 12 year old Tally, who is sent away to a highly unconventional English boarding school, and befriends a prince on a school trip to a tiny (fictional) European ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnaKurland - LibraryThing

Very cute story that reminded me of Enid Blyton's boarding school books. Talley does not want to go away to school, but she finds the school delightful. When the chance comes to attend a festival in ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 21, 1925. She graduated from Bedford College, London with a degree in physiology in 1945 and the University of Durham with a degree in education in 1965. Her first book, The Great Ghost Rescue, was published in 1975. She primarily wrote children's book and romance novels for adults and young adults. Her other works include The Secret of Platform 13, The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, The Ogre of Oglefort, A Company of Swans, and A Song For Summer. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea. She died on October 20, 2010 at the age of 85.

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