➷ Regatta Author Libby Purves – Thomashillier.co.uk

Regatta Sheila Harrison Always Looks Forward To The Descent Of The Summer Visitors To Her House In Blythney, East Anglia But She Is Not Prepared For The Upheaval Caused By One Young Girl, Anansi, Who Arrives From A Background Sheila Can Only Guess At.


10 thoughts on “Regatta

  1. says:

    What happens when two worlds collide Anansi is mixed race and has been living with her mum on a sink estate in London When she is sent on holiday to give her mum a break she finds herself transported to the prosperous middle class world of a small seaside village in Suffolk The opportunities for misunderstanding and havoc start to occur immediately, and before long everyone s lives have been turned upside down Libby Purves has written about a world she knows well, and the resulting story kee What happens when two worlds collide Anansi is mixed race and has been living with her mum on a sink estate in London When she is sent on holiday to give her mum a break she finds herself transported to the prosperous middle class world of a small seaside village in Suffolk The opportunities for misunderstanding and havoc start to occur immediately, and before long everyo...


  2. says:

    Sheila Harrison lives in a small picturesque sailing town on the Suffolk coast, and every summer she has deprived children to stay in her spacious home, and introduces them to the wonders of sailing, picnicking, and other wholesome pursuits This year she welcomes eleven year old Anansi, a fiercely independent girl from a particularly grim single parent home Anansi is terrified by the sea, the river, and the boats at first, and overwhelmed by the kindly but not very perceptive Sheila, who expec Sheila Harrison lives in a small picturesque sailing town on the Suffolk coast, and every summer she has deprived children to stay in her spacious home, and introduces them to the wonders of sailing, picnicking, and other wholesome pursuits This year she welcomes eleven year old Anansi, a fiercely independent girl from a particularly grim single parent home Anansi is terrified by the sea, the river, and the boats at first, and overwhelmed by the kindly but not very perceptive Sheila, who expects everyone else to share her enthusiasms and is oblivious to Anansi s fears she also faces hostility from Sheila s youngest son, Douai, a year older than her, who resents her presence in the house But she makes friends with Sheila...


  3. says:

    A really enjoyable book Well written, good storyline, believable characters and a bit of a moral too A child from an extremely deprived background is given a holiday by a well meaning middle class woman, she becomes a catalyst for various events in this affluent corner of the UK.


  4. says:

    This book is really good even I found it a bit soap opdeaish for me too many different characters, hence 4 stars but the storyline is a FAB It s about a mixed girl black and white who is being fostered for a summer in a small town that lov...


  5. says:

    A girl in council care, excluded from school after fighting, goes to stay at a seaside town She s thrust into wealthy tennis sailing circles, which confuses and alienates her But she s a fighter Exciting and thought provoking a very satisfying book.


  6. says:

    Difficult to put downThere are some real characters in this story you get to understand them It moves on easily, but quite irresistibly It s one of the few books which I intend to keep, rather than pass on But very keen to lend it.


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