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*Read Book á Autumn Term ê Twins Nicola and Lawrie arrive at their new school determined to do even better than their distinguished elder sisters, but things don t turn out quite as planned When my mother was getting her master s degree, one of her professors heard about my interest in school stories and introduced us to this amazing author This is the first of her books about the Marlow family, and begins with Nicola and Lawrie Marlow setting off for their first term at boarding school Kingscote is a school withdimension than Malory Towers or St Clare s, and the Marlows are a family you will enjoy. I don t know how I managed never to discover Forest when I was younger, but I m glad to find her now She was recommended to me by some friends on line, and four books kindly sent to me by a friend in England They are hard to find here I don t know why the heck they are not in constant print At the front introduction of one, an old friend of hers speculates that critics scorned her for her first book being a school story a type that fell into disrepute earlier in the twentieth century, due t I don t know how I managed never to discover Forest when I was younger, but I m glad to find her now She was recommended to me by some friends on line, and four books kindly sent to me by a friend in England They are hard to find here I don t know why the heck they are not in constant print At the front introduction of one, an old friend of hers speculates that critics scorned her for her first book being a school story a type that fell into disrepute earlier in the twentieth century, due to its extreme popularity, and the almost rigid storylines and character types so many writers churned out George Orwell had some fascinating and excoriating things to say about School Stories in some of his posthumously published essays I happen to think school stories are fascinating, and have studied them rather a lot, but this is not the place to get into that Anyway, out of 14 books, apparently only 4 are considered school stories, if I got that right.In Autumn Term, Forest does not pay any attention to accepted character types or storylines You cannot predict what will happen her characters are distinct, even the minor ones Her prose is beautiful Thank you Constance for introducing me to this very memorable book series You ve provided an abundance of book pleasure you ve read so many children s books that aren t esoteric, but were unknown to me and apparently to many others as well Hope I can acquire borrow all the books about the Marlow family I see that they re not easily found I have a feeling this first book might end up being my favorite The author is a terrific storyteller and has created engaging characters And, like Madel Thank you Constance for introducing me to this very memorable book series You ve provided an abundance of book pleasure you ve read so many children s books that aren t esoteric, but were unknown to me and apparently to many others as well Hope I can acquire borrow all the books about the Marlow family I see that they re not easily found I have a feeling this first book might end up being my favorite The author is a terrific storyteller and has created engaging characters And, like Madeleine L Engle, I enjoy stories about 12 year old girls I did when I was 12 and I do now I so wish I had read this book when I was 12 or thereabouts Would have been a good cozy comfort book for me at the time I ve always been fascinated with twins, and I ve always wanted sisters to be a part of a large family, and I could have really used this book for vicarious gratification Even reading it as an adult, I did not want to put it down It s a very well written book, although the word negligently was a tad overused in my opinion only mentioning because it was so noticeable to me it didn t detract from my enjoyment of the book.I loved how all the girls, including the twins, had very distinct personalities I appreciated both the twin bond and how they also quarreled with one another I correctly guessed some of what was coming up in the plot, something I don t think I d have done reading it as a kid, but that did not make reading the book any less satisfying for me.Note Never again will I be so smug by informing my friends what deprived childhoods they had because they had not read some of my favorite childhood books Since I ve been a member of Goodreads, I have discovered many children s books that I somehow missed reading when I was a child This is one Betsy Tacy another Suspect I ll find many.P.S I got one with a different cover, and, as usual, I prefer the cover of the book I read Oh wow Antonia Forest s writing is so unique and wonderful, she really gets into her characters qualities and flaws, it goes much further than anything I ve read before in terms of characterization None of her characters are entirely likable and all in all, Autumn Term is a hard sell it s so much about the tiny interactions and the details, muchthan about grand school things though there s a good deal of that as well Her novel is so realistic I m inclined to say she really subverts Oh wow Antonia Forest s writing is so unique and wonderful, she really gets into her characters qualities and flaws, it goes much further than anything I ve read before in terms of characterization None of her characters are entirely likable and all in all, Autumn Term is a hard sell it s so much about the tiny interactions and the details, muchthan about grand school things though there s a good deal of that as well Her novel is so realistic I m inclined to say she really subverts the genre in a thought provoking, challenging way Brilliant writer and though the Kingscote world isn t fluffy and comfortable and encouraging like, say, the Chalet School is, or even Trebizon , it delivers so much in terms of family dynamics, how a young girl copes with failure, how actions are defined by character and the other way around, that I can t help but think this is a cut above the rest Wonderful read and such a shame the rest of the series is so expensive