The story is set in Cambridge in 1912. The main character Harriet is a book loving adventurous person at heart who dreams about getting out into the world but the only life she is allowed to have is in the ballet where her family wish her to be. Stifled by her father and aunt she takes off on an adventure away from her family where she can do what she likes . I think the author captured well how dependant young women were in the early 1900's, they had few choices and their future was often led by family and not their own choice so it was inspiring seeing this young 19 year old go out into the world and meet people and have some fun and relationships in a completely different country . Harriet is a brave and very likeable character who was a lot of fun to read about having all these expierences away from the safety of home especially as her family wanted her back!
I received this new edition of this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids.
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