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Voirrey and Andreas Qulliam, whose Manx father, now dead, bequeathed them their exotic Manx names, react very differently when told that they are going to Barrule House, a co-educational boarding school on the Isle of Man. Voirrey is thrilled that she will be living in her father's native island; Andreas hates the idea of boarding with girls, and is in no way mollified wheVoirrey and Andreas Qulliam, whose Manx father, now dead, bequeathed them their exotic Manx names, react very differently when told that they are going to Barrule House, a co-educational boarding school on the Isle of Man. Voirrey is thrilled that she will be living in her father's native island; Andreas hates the idea of boarding with girls, and is in no way mollified when he discovers that Barrule House does not play cricket or "footer". Both sister and brother tread a dangerous path once on the island: Andreas's rebellious behaviour causes problems, and Voirrey's determination to discover her father's sister, Mona Quilliam, estranged from Voirrey's parents since their marriage, leads her into some difficult situations. Voirrey also has to cope with her attraction to lively, intelligent Christian Brent, who does not seem to reciprocate. How Voirrey learns the truth and how Andreas becomes reconciled to Barrule House form the exciting and entertaining plot of "The School on North Barrule"....

Title : The School on North Barrule
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ISBN : 9780955191046
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The School on North Barrule Reviews

  • Snort
    2019-07-12 17:37

    Joy to the world for school stories! Even though there was not a mam'zelle, "treek" or midnight feast in sight, "The School on North Barrule" was an amusing read, even for the most loyal Enid Blyton fan. Mabel Esther Allan quite possibly was even more prolific, churning out 159 titles (yes, I counted the number of books in the included bibliography) between 1948 - 1970. Unfortunately this is a stand-alone story... I do prefer my school stories to be long, drawn-out affairs in the form of multi-book series, with the characters blazing through Tests of Character and Acts of Bravery as they solve Mysteries, find Long Lost Aunts and go for Tea (lots and lots of time). I guess the predictability and familiarity of school stories is what I found most comforting as a child, and it doesn't look like I have changed dramatically over the years!

  • Carolynne
    2019-06-22 20:45

    Voirey and Andreas go off to boarding school on the Isle of Man, where Voirey searches for an estranged Aunt, her father's sister Mona Quilliam. The familiar story of new children having to adjust to boarding school life, with the added fillip of a mysterious aunt whom they've never met. Three and a half stars, really. Very enjoyable.