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  1. Rec 1

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    It is September 1939, and war is about to be declared. How will it affect the families from the Abbey? In the tradition of L.M. Montgomery's "Rilla of Ingleside", this story follows the families through the dark days of World War II. The majority of characters belong to Elsie. J. Oxenham, and I owe her and her other interpreters a debt of gratitude for a lifetime of happy reading. There is a major character death, randomly chosen. The action takes place after my own sequel to "Two Queens at the Abbey", titled "The Garnet Links", but can be read independently.

    I have also referred to characters from the works of Dorita Fairlie Bruce, particularly her Dimsie series, which I admire greatly. In common with other writers, such as L. Benson, I believe this crossover is entirely plausible due to both Bruce and Oxenham setting their Scottish stories on the lochs west of Glasgow. I acknowledge the work of L. Benson in her very fine story, "Joy's Next Adventure", which brings together the Marchwood, Gilmour and Gordon families. My work was independently developed, as a result of thoughts about this crossover, which I began in 2007. My retirement from full time work in 2018 made the writing of it possible.

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    10 Mar 2021

  2. Rec 6

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    Menolly and Sebell receive a visitor late one evening

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  3. Rec 5

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    Menolly's found family at the Harper Hall, even while she's forced to admit that back at Half-Circle Sea Hold? Not so much.

    Three vignettes on Menolly and her family at Hall and Hold.

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  4. Rec 3

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    Some glimpses of Christmas across the years

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  5. Rec 12

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    An unsatisfactory dinner early in Peter and Harriet's relationship at least throws up an intriguing problem.

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