The Seven Magpies Summary
Monica Hughes

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The Seven Magpies Summary

"It's an excellent school and you'll soon make lots of friends." With those words, Maureen Frazer's mother puts the fourteen-year-old on a train from Saint Andrews to a small town near the Highlands. It is September 14, 1939, and Maureen is off to Logan Academy for Young Ladies, relocated in an isolated hunting lodge because of the war which is just beginning. Her father has already been called up from the reserves into active service in France, and her mother is bustling off to London to organize other volunteer WRNS, women serving in the Women's Royal Naval Reserves.

Kintray Lodge is a fine, grand house, and the headmistress is kind and efficient.

But the girls in Maureen's dorm room, the Lower Fifth form, have been together here in their school's new location for two weeks already. They have formed a secret society called the Seven Magpies. Maureen has no wish to...

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