The Bettanys of Taverton High was first published in 2008, and is being republished now, due to popular demand.
In a small town in the south west of England, a young woman named Madge Bettany is facing an impossible dilemma. Her little sister Joey’s poor health is a constant source of concern, and when her income mysteriously dwindles to almost nothing, the situation becomes acute, since going out to work is not an option. How Madge and Joey pull together in the face of adversity is the theme of this popular forerunner to the Chalet School series.
Meet the Bettanys’ old muddler of a guardian, find out what’s special about the Rector’s cat, discover why the Third Form and the Remove are at loggerheads, and visit Joey and Madge by their own fireside.
Is this story a family story or a school story? You will need to read it and form your own judgement.
Helen has written a lovely short story, ‘Mary the Faithful’, to go with the new edition.
The Bettanys of Taverton High was published on 29 April 2022.