357 pp. Boards are green cloth with title lettering in green against a gold background. Author and title printed in white on spine. Some edgewear/bumping, with a little chipping at corners; small spots along top edge, Text has a few smudges, but in good shape and not particularly yellowed. An attractive copy.
Victor Quest's life is changed one day when 11-year-old Margaret Pye arrives with his waistcoat instead of Mrs. Brankles, the usual laundress. Gradually he becomes fascinated with and absorbed in Mag's world at Blantyre Buildings, with her painter father, Madame Aimée the mender whose face was partially burned off, the stern Colonel and more. The story takes place in the years leading up to World War I and during its initial years.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall