Rosaly’s New School


The idea of a ‘long-lost heir’ appearing to take the house and estate from the family was one to which EJO would return, in Schooldays at the Abbey. Here, the circumstances are different; Malvina really does inherit, quite legally, and comes ‘home’ to try and sort things out. Her reception is unexpected, and several misunderstandings need to be resolved, in particular with Rosaly’s elder sister Ruth, before things are settled. Set in the Yorkshire countryside, which is lovingly described, as you would expect from EJO.