HOLIDAY AT DEWDROP INN by Eve Garnett
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HOLIDAY AT DEWDROP INN

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The inhabitants of Number 1, One End Street (London) come bounding in once again to delight all who remember their earlier escapades in The Family from One End Street and Further Adventures of the Family From One End Street. This time the story focuses on young Kate Ruggles who is invited for a holiday in Kent, site of Mr. and Mrs. Wildgoose's Dewdrop Inn. From the moment Kate arrives, she is swept into the excitement of preparation for the annual Flower Show and Concert. Like a trouper she becomes immersed in country doings, entering the Flower Show contest and participating in the Concert. Despite the keen competition of other children -- snide Angela Small-place and arrogant Johnny Sears,- Kate receives honorable mention for her entry, and a few days later, a thunderous ovation for her excellent recitation at the concert. Aside from these thrilling events, there is also the fun of meeting Lord Glenheather, an old family friend, and adventuring with Jaeger, a rambunctious bull terrier. No story about One End Streeters would be complete without a glance back to London where Lily Rose is having some capers of her own. Finally father and the boys join Kate at Dewdrop Inn for a rollicking wind-up to a special holiday. Vivacious and winning as ever, these characters and their surroundings have a natural gaiety. British in style.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Vanguard