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Robins in the Abbey (Abbey #32)

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Title:Robins in the Abbey (Abbey #32)
Dunkerley, Elsie Jeanette  Writing under the pseudonym: Oxenham, Elsie J.   
(31 of 42 for author by title)
Schooldays at the Abbey (Abbey #4)
Rachel in the Abbey (Abbey #35)
Published:   1947
Publisher:Wm. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd.
Tags:fiction, girls, juvenile, young adult, school stories

This is the book 32 of 38 in the Abbey Girls Series by Elsie J. Oxenham. Robin Brent (featured in The Girl Who Wouldn't Make Friends and New Girls at Wood End by the same author) comes to stay at the Abbey when after her father is injured in a plane crash. She makes friends with the Abbey crowd, and finds romance with Rob Quellyn, a distant relative of Joy's second husband. There are numerous of references to characters from previous books, including Rosamund Kane, who has two sets of twin during the story. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:164 Info

Author Bio for Dunkerley, Elsie Jeanette

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A celebrated English girls’ school story writer, Elsie J. Oxenham's real name was Elsie Jeanette Dunkerley. Born in 1880 in Southport, Lancashire, she was the daughter of writer William John Dunkerley, whose chosen pseudonym - ‘John Oxenham’ - was a clear influence upon her own. Her brother, Roderic Dunkerley, was also an author (published under his own name), as was her sister Erica, who used the 'Oxenham' name as well. Oxenham grew up in Ealing, West London, where her family had moved when she was a baby, living there until 1922, when the family moved again, to Worthing. After the deaths of her parents, Oxenham lived with her sister Maida. She died in 1960.

Oxenham, whose interests included the Camp Fire movement, and English Folk Dance traditions, is primarily remembered as the creator of the 38-book Abbey Girls series. In her lifetime she had 87 titles published, and another two have since been published by her niece, who discovered the manuscripts in the early 1990s. She is considered a major figure among girls' school story writers of the first half of the twentieth century -- one of the 'Big Three,' together with Elinor Brent-Dyer and Dorita Fairlie Bruce.--goodreads.com.

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