Title: The Horn of Merlyns Author: Violet Needham Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2010 Condition: New
Jack and Gill Alvington were orphaned when they were six, and the death of their grandmother is the cause of their moving from a cramped existence in London to the enjoyment of all the pleasures of life in a country house. The house is named Merlyns and it has been in the family for many generations. It is said to be cursed, and the story of the curse is bound up in the loss of an ivory horn. But there is a saying that something will happen on Midsummer Eve, and this the twins accomplish. In The Horn of Merlyns the thrills of whispered magic, and the enchantment of the lovely setting of house, garden, woods and ponies is added to a lively story of hazard and daring.
Hilary Clare has written a fascinating introduction for the GGBP edition, which includes the publishing history.