Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Girls of Old Grange School by May Wynne - Teaser Tuesday

 Teaser Tuesdays, a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

"We can't expect to drop on to a gold-mine at a first digging," said Yvette, "and I shold not wonder if we found a long passage right in the depths. No chance for us to explore, though, for a week or so, there are too many irons in the fire."

Extract from vintage children's book written by May Wynne and given as a Sunday School Prize to one D Asher for attendance of West Street Baptist Sunday School.

May Wynne (the pseudonym for Mabel Winifred Knowles) was born on 1 January 1885. She was involved with the mission church of St Luke’s, in  Victoria Docks and many of her books were written to raise money for this cause. She wrote 211 books between 1899 and 1954. Many of her stories have an emphasis on moral improvement.  She wrote  school stories where her schoolgirl heroines find secret passages and jewels and combat villians, pony stories where the ponies tell their own tales, science fiction under the pseudonym of Lester Lurgan. She also wrote under the name of Bryan Smith.


  1. That's interesting information you include here about the author.

    Stopping by from TT. Here's ours: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/05/tuesday-teasers-night-road-and-lincoln.html

  2. How intriguing! Love that book cover, and that's a great teaser.

    Here's MY TT POST

  3. I like this a lot. Looks really neat. Love the cover!

  4. Sounds great, and that's an interesting cover.