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A Vicarage family KINDLE A Vicarage Family By Noel Streatfeild Contra Saustall.eu A Vicarage Family Is The First Part In A Fictionalized Autobiography In Which Noel Streatfeild Tells The Story Of Her Own Childhood, Painting A Poignant And Vivid Picture Of Daily Life In An Impoverished, Genteel Family In The Years Leading Up To The First World War.In The Story There Are Three Little Girls Isobel, The Eldest, Is Pretty, Gentle And Artistic Louise The Youngest, Is Sweet And Talented And Then There Is Vicky, The Plain One , The Awkward And Rebellious Child Who Doesn T Fit In At School Or At Home Growing Up In A Big Family Vicky Feels Overlooked But Gradually Begins To Realize That She Might Not Be Quite As Untalented As She Feels.The Vicky Of This Story Is, Of Course, The Much Loved Noel Streatfeild Who Went On To Write So Many Wonderful Family Stories, The Most Famous Being Ballet Shoes.



10 thoughts on “A Vicarage family

  1. says:

    This is the first of Streatfeild s three volumes of fictionalized autobiography in the forewords, Streatfeild claims to have changed only names calling herself Victoria Strangeway , but she apparently changed other things as well, events and dates, to make them fit in better with her narrative The first book covers Vicky s childhood as one of the vicarage girls , along wit


  2. says:

    Have given up for now, may come back to this Surprising as I ve loved my Streatfield books and love biographies but just couldn t get into this one


  3. says:

    Reading this, it is easy to see why Streatfeild is so successful at writing for children she clearly has a strong memory of what it felt like to be a child Unlike her own father, she does not idealize her home or the behavior of herself and her siblings Imaginative, stubborn, humorous, resentful, and self conscious, Vicky did not fit well with her pious and well behaved family She p


  4. says:

    Now I understand why Saplings was so well written The family relationships, siblings, parents, husband to wife, grandparents, cousins, etc it s all here Streatfeild writes from life How else to say it When you ve lived it, seen it, felt it you know it enough to convince your readers Being an actress, I think she must have always had that spirit of watching, observing, as if to embody the


  5. says:

    A Vicarage Family is the somewhat fictionalized account of Noel Streatfeild s life growing up in a vicarage during the years leading up to WWI.In this novelization of her early years Noel becomes Victoria, the rebellious daughter who found life growing up in a vicarage to be very restricting The middle of 3 sisters, and one brother, Victoria was often misunderstood or overlooked Her older sis


  6. says:

    I don t know that this book deserves 5 stars on any kind of literary basis But as a lifelong Shoes fan, I just so enjoyed it, especially finding little bits of Noel Streatfeild s novels in this fictionalized account of her childhood Though it wasn t a very happy childhood, all in all Like Petrova in Ballet Shoes and Jane in Movie Shoes, she was the difficult middle child who didn t value herself b


  7. says:

    A Vicarage Family left me with mixed feelings Best classified as autobiographical fiction, this is Noel Streatfeild s story with some embellishments, as the author couldn t possibly know the inner thoughts of her schoolteachers and household staff However I found it a fast read and I was quickly caught up in Victoria s plight The middle child of a poor vicar s family, Vicky is forever making resolution


  8. says:

    Noel Streatfield is a British children s writer, most famous for her 1930s and 1940s children s books often called the Shoes series, as many were published in the US with similar titles such as Ballet Shoes, Party Shoes, Skating Shoes, and so on She s one of my favourite Golden Era children s authors, and I ve been collecting her books since I was a child.A Vicarage Family is an autobiographical novel inspi


  9. says:

    First in a three book memoir of Noel Streatfeild s childhood It is reminiscent of all her Shoes books, particularly of the Bell Family.


  10. says:

    1963 edition, hardback.Another charming book by Noel Streatfeild, admittedly autobiographical Now that I ve read it for the first time, I can sort of see her character in her other books which I remember and am reading I did especially enjoy the historical fiction aspects of the book.I was glad to find, from the list at the end, that calling all those books Such and Such Shoes was merely the fault of the Americans, and that the British titles actually had proper names I mean Ballet Shoes 1963 edition, hardback.Another charming book by Noel Streatfeild, admittedly autobiographical Now that I ve read it for the first time, I can sort of see her character in her other books which I remember and am reading I did especially enjoy the historical fiction aspects of the b...


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