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Other childrens books ?

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AlieOxon Sun 27-Oct-13 12:23:26

The other thread reminded me, and took my mind off problems - does anyone remember a book about seven girls living in a house on a hill, all their names began with J? One was Jonquil, can't remember any more.

Oh of course there was a young man wandering around outside too....

gracesmum Sun 27-Oct-13 12:40:48

Good heavens! Did they share him grin? Scope for a sort of 50 Shades there!
Or was it like Little Women where any males were just "friends"

AlieOxon Sun 27-Oct-13 13:35:12

I don't think he ever got together with anyone, or even in! It was a very strange book I read at school when I was about 9 or 10, a sort of fantasy....it has stuck in my mind.

annodomini Sun 27-Oct-13 15:03:33

I don't remember that one, Alie and I thought I'd read just about everything when I was that age! Sounds intriguing. In retrospect, I was such a bookworm that I don't know how I got any homework done.

AlieOxon Sun 27-Oct-13 19:47:56

Did you ever meet one called 'the Secret of Pooduck Island?' American - my dad brought it back when he went on a business trip in 1946-7.
Lovely story of a squirrel family, intertwined with the problems of a young boy who didn't fit in!
My sister recently got me the exact same edition as a present.