Title: Queen of the Abbey Girls Author: Elsie Jeanette Oxenham Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2010 Condition: New
Queen of the Abbey Girls (no 16) is the book in which Joy marries for the first time, and in which Jen meets Ken Marchwood. She is happy to play cricket with him, but cannot face the fact that he is in love with her. We also meet again Dick and Della Jessop, Mary and Biddy Devine, Maidlin and Rosamund. Mary’s future becomes settled, but Biddy’s is less certain. Ros and Maidlin are growing up, and Maidlin starts her singing lessons. But Maidlin is badly hurt when Joy returns from honeymoon … and who is the Queen of the Abbey Girls?
This book falls between The Abbey Girls in Town and The Abbey Girls Win Through and is no 16. It is not a very common title, never having been published as a Seagull.
Hilary Clare has written about the Pixie (D C Daking) and Adrianne Fitzpatrick has written an introductory article about Cleeve Abbey and Elsie’s Abbey setting there, with some new photographs.