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Die schlimmste Schule der Welt Howard Whitehouse

Die schlimmste Schule der Welt

Howard Whitehouse

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ISBN : 9783791522036
Hardcover
320 pages
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Fourteen-year-old pioneering aviatrix Emmaline Cayley is afraid of one thing: plummeting to her doom. (Actually two, if you count her Aunt Lucys appalling cooking.) Fortunately, twelve-year-old Robert Burns, an indestructible village boy, is not.MoreFourteen-year-old pioneering aviatrix Emmaline Cayley is afraid of one thing: plummeting to her doom. (Actually two, if you count her Aunt Lucys appalling cooking.) Fortunately, twelve-year-old Robert Burns, an indestructible village boy, is not. Absurdly unafraid of bodily harm (not to mention Aunt Lucys sandwiches), Rubberbones is the ideal pilot for Emmalines experiments with flight. But before Emmaline can perfect a flying machine with the aid of her new friend, she is sent off to St. Grimeldas School for Young Ladies - to be cured of her decidedly unladylike ways. It is a school so strict, so severe, so forbidding that it makes the brutal misery in the tales of Charles Dickens look cheery by comparison. With a horrifying headmistress, terrifying teachers and food that is even worse than Aunt Lucys, this medieval stronghold also houses a terrible secret and a mysterious way of keeping its prisoners, er, its students in line. All Emmaline can think of is escape. But no one has ever escaped from St. Grimeldas. And our heroine soon realizes that the only way out is to face her greatest fear ...