Julie Welch looks back at her time enjoying the 'real Malory Towers life' and growing up at the prestigious boarding school, Suffolk's Felixstowe College, in this heartfelt memoir.
Wonderfully evocative and very entertaining, she reminisces about her time at the all-girls school and fondly remembers its arcane rules and happenings. From races between the headmistress and head of science in sports cars on public roads to the fact that anything other than having plain cake to celebrate a birthday was 'disgraceful', she provides a marvellous snapshot of a bygone era.
She also talks about the fashions of the late '60s and she and her classmates' introduction to the facts of life. She discusses the emotional attachments made with her classmates and how they supported each other through all the tough times.
Full of character and charm, this is part-memoir and part-social history account of the way some 'young ladies' used to live.