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Thank you Constance for introducing me to this very memorable book series You ve provided an abundance of book pleasure you ve read so many children s books that aren t esoteric, but were unknown to me and apparently to many others as well Hope I can acquire borrow all the books about the Marlow family I see that they re not easily found I have a feeling this first book might end up being my favorite The author is a terrific storyteller and has created engaging characters And, like Madel Thank you Constance for introducing me to this very memorable book series You ve provided an abundance of book pleasure you ve read so many children s books that aren t esoteric, but were unknown to me and apparently to many others as well Hope I can acquire borrow all the books about the Marlow family I see that they re not easily found I have a feeling this first book might end up being my favorite The author is a terrific storyteller and has created engaging characters And, like Madeleine L Engle, I enjoy stories about 12 year old girls I did when I was 12 and I do now I so wish I had read this book when I was 12 or thereabouts Would have been a good cozy comfort book for me at the time I ve always been fascinated with twins, and I ve always wanted sisters to be a part of a large family, and I could have really used this book for vicarious gratification Even reading it as an adult, I did not want to put it down It s a very well written book, although the word negligently was a tad overused in my opinion only mentioning because it was so noticeable to me it didn t detract from my enjoyment of the book.I loved how all the girls, including the twins, had very distinct personalities I appreciated both the twin bond and how they also quarreled with one another I correctly guessed some of what was coming up in the plot, something I don t think I d have done reading it as a kid, but that did not make reading the book any less satisfying for me.Note Never again will I be so smug by informing my friends what deprived childhoods they had because they had not read some of my favorite childhood books Since I ve been a member of Goodreads, I have discovered many children s books that I somehow missed reading when I was a child This is one Betsy Tacy another Suspect I ll find many.P.S I got one with a different cover, and, as usual, I prefer the cover of the book I read Incredibly good One of the best school stories I have ever read, hands down It captures the anguish and intensity of being 12, in which every setback and humiliation looms as a huge tragedy As a result, it is incredibly emotionally effective The characters are astonishingly well rounded, complex and believably flawed for a book that never really steps outside known school story formulas new girls want to become successes, make a lot of blunders, but show hidden talents and triumph at last a Incredibly good One of the best school stories I have ever read, hands down It captures the anguish and intensity of being 12, in which every setback and humiliation looms as a huge tragedy As a result, it is incredibly emotionally effective The characters are astonishingly well rounded, complex and believably flawed for a book that never really steps outside known school story formulas new girls want to become successes, make a lot of blunders, but show hidden talents and triumph at last and really likable even though they are awful at times The dialogue is fantastic Without being original at all in content, it is still in a different class altogether than most school stories.I really wish the later books in the series were freely available Oh wow Antonia Forest s writing is so unique and wonderful, she really gets into her characters qualities and flaws, it goes much further than anything I ve read before in terms of characterization None of her characters are entirely likable and all in all, Autumn Term is a hard sell it s so much about the tiny interactions and the details, muchthan about grand school things though there s a good deal of that as well Her novel is so realistic I m inclined to say she really subverts Oh wow Antonia Forest s writing is so unique and wonderful, she really gets into her characters qualities and flaws, it goes much further than anything I ve read before in terms of characterization None of her characters are entirely likable and all in all, Autumn Term is a hard sell it s so much about the tiny interactions and the details, muchthan about grand school things though there s a good deal of that as well Her novel is so realistic I m inclined to say she really subverts the genre in a thought provoking, challenging way Brilliant writer and though the Kingscote world isn t fluffy and comfortable and encouraging like, say, the Chalet School is, or even Trebizon , it delivers so much in terms of family dynamics, how a young girl copes with failure, how actions are defined by character and the other way around, that I can t help but think this is a cut above the rest Wonderful read and such a shame the rest of the series is so expensive I wish I hadn t given out all those five stars now, because Autumn term now needs its own, six star grading When I was a girl, everybody had read Enid Blyton s school stories, and a few people had then moved on to the Chalet School and Trebizon But I was the only person I knew who had read Antonia Forest And whenever I tried to persuade somebody to read Autumn Term, they d say no thank you, they d already read the Malory Towers books and this book would just bein the same vein NOYou I wish I hadn t given out all those five stars now, because Autumn term now needs its own, six star grading When I was a girl, everybody had read Enid Blyton s school stories, and a few people had then moved on to the Chalet School and Trebizon But I was the only person I knew who had read Antonia Forest And whenever I tried to persuade somebody to read Autumn Term, they d say no thank you, they d already read the Malory Towers books and this book would just bein the same vein NOYou might as well compare Malory Towers to To Serve Them All My Days All school stories are not the same.In Autumn Term, all the characters are real, and the events wholly believable That alone puts it head and shoulders above most other school stories But most of all it is just beautifully written Read and enjoy And then start hunting for all the others We enjoy reading school stories together but after a promising start I m afraid I started skipping large parts that we found boring, arguing ect These parts perhaps had lost their meaning with time because we couldn t quite see what there was to argue about We did enjoy some detailed descriptions of girl guiding which was very interesting to see how different it is today. You know you re going to enjoy a book or at least I do when characters chide one another with Don t be an ass Forest s writing is straightforward and engaging, and she caught me up in the adventures of the Marlow twins right out of the gate I am so pleased to have found this series and look forward to readingof it. .DOWNLOAD E-PUB ♪ Autumn Term ♡ Twins Nicola and Lawrie arrive at their new school determined to do even better than their distinguished elder sisters, but things don t turn out quite as planned Balancing the Load but things don t turn out quite as planned Lawrence and Nicola Marlow, twin sisters and the youngest of a large family, are excited to finally be attending Kingscote, the same boarding school as their older sisters But with Karen as Head Girl, Ann a Patrol Leader with the Guides, Rowan a talented athlete, and Ginty immensely popular, the twins feel that they will have to do something spectacular to uphold the family honor Things don t go quite as planned however, and the girls find themselves in one scrape after another Luckily, they Lawrence and Nicola Marlow, twin sisters and the youngest of a large family, are excited to finally be attending Kingscote, the same boarding school as their older sisters But with Karen as Head Girl, Ann a Patrol Leader with the Guides, Rowan a talented athlete, and Ginty immensely popular, the twins feel that they will have to do something spectacular to uphold the family honor Things don t go quite as planned however, and the girls find themselves in one scrape after another Luckily, they have a good friend in Tim, the headmistress s niece, and a schoolmate in the Third RemoveI have been curious about the British school story for some time now, and have followed my friend Constance s reviews with interest Antonia Forest s work having been particularly recommended to me as an excellent example of the genre, I was lucky enough to find someone willing to loan me a copy Thanks Lisa I might not have read this otherwise I enjoyed Forest s portrayal of both the family and school dynamic, and was fascinated by many of the little details Characters use unfamiliar slang they bag things, rather than claiming them The word ass, here used to mean fool, appeared quite frequently, which was a little disconcerting at first, even though I quickly realized that it wasn t considered a curse word, or something inappropriate for children The class rivalries, between Tim and the twins and Pomona and Marie, were entertaining, and the final sequence involving the play was very involving All in all, Autumn Term was a charming first novel, and my only complaint lies in the fact that the sequels are so difficult to come by I grew up on Enid Blyton, especially Malory Towers , and the boarding school genre has always been a favourite of mine But Antonia Forest s boarding school novels are in a genre of their own.It all starts fairly predictably twins going to a new school, expecting glory, team success and shooting that last goal in the Big Match just as the whistle blows for time Saying things don t work out quite as planned doesn t even start to do justice to this brilliantly written book, with its dry narrati I grew up on Enid Blyton, especially Malory Towers , and the boarding school genre has always been a favourite of mine But Antonia Forest s boarding school novels are in a genre of their own.It all starts fairly predictably twins going to a new school, expecting glory, team success and shooting that last goal in the Big Match just as the whistle blows for time Saying things don t work out quite as planned doesn t even start to do justice to this brilliantly written book, with its dry narration, well developed characters, and something Blyton never managed doubt in the reader s mind whether it will all work out or not The Cricket Term is even better at this.Most of Forest s books are now out of print and go for around 50 on eBay Autumn Term however is easily available online for around a fiver Very highly recommended, and essential reading for anyone who likes the schoolgirl, hockey sticks or boarding school genre Forest is probably my favourite children s writer not a bad recommendation given that I still read several children s books a month It s research Cough Update February 2015 Btw, I ve put together a guide to Antonia Forest fanfic if anyone would like to take a look written to acknowledge the first class AF fanfic out there, and to share it with those who haven t seen it yet I hope no one minds that I m sharing it in reviews of some other AF books here my motives are altruistic, I do most horribly swear.A Reader s Guide to Antonia Forest fanfic Enjoy When my mother was getting her master s degree, one of her professors heard about my interest in school stories and introduced us to this amazing author This is the first of her books about the Marlow family, and begins with Nicola and Lawrie Marlow setting off for their first term at boarding school Kingscote is a school withdimension than Malory Towers or St Clare s, and the Marlows are a family you will enjoy.