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Lark by Sally Watson
England, 1651. The civil war is over, the king beheaded, the Lennexes fled into exile in France - all but Cecily, married to Ian in Scotland and Lark, the youngest of the siblings, who is being held in durance vile by her Puritan uncle. Quietly stubborn, she runs away, intending to go to Cecily - perhaps two or three days walk? Never makes it, of course. Falls into trouble at once, is rescued by one James Trelawney, a Royalist spy who seriously underestimates her age. They then keep rescuing each other all over the West Country while they hunt for the people who are finding and rescuing stranded Royalists.
They find them - and they are none other than Larkís grandparents, Valerie and Nick Raven!
"*Lark is a pert, lively, likable girl who, rather than marry her unpleasant Puritan cousin, runs away. It is James Trelawney, a young Royalist spy, who rescues her from her first predicament, and before their adventure is over the two are in and out of serious trouble again and again. A heroine such as this one provides humorous touches even in the most harrowing situations. Lively historical fiction for girls or boys."
- New York Times
*Quote written at the time of original publication
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