Title: The Chiltons Author: Gwendoline Courtney Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2006 Condition: New
The Chiltons - Kit and Peter, Fiona and Monica, and their cousin Jill, who lives with them - learn with little enthusiasm that an invalid boy, Brian, and an orphan girl, Hilary, are to make a temporary home with them.
Brian, cheerful and adaptable, soon settles down; but Hilary, who all her life has been unwanted and unloved, finds things far more difficult in so lively a family atmosphere. Nevertheless her courage and integrity lead her to the assured prospect of a future in which she will not only always be near the Chiltons, whom she has grown to love, but always 'belong' somewhere at last.
This is a typical Gwendoline Courtney story - amusing and tender at the same time.