Cora was supposed to live with her grandparents while her mother and father were away. But Grandma had an accident, and Cora was sent next door to stay with "Aunt Sunday" and her daughter Angelica. Angel acts sweet and kind in public, but when the two girls are alone, she is vicious and spiteful. First she teases Cora, then she threatens her, and she keeps on tormenting her until Cora feels as if she's going crazy. Will Angel drive Cora over the edge?
About the Author
Nina Bawden is foremost among twentieth-century writers of fiction for children. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly wrote: "I'll come right out and say it. For my money, Miss Bawden can so no wrong. Her stories area a perfect blend of humor and suspense, and that's a blend difficult to achieve." Ms. Bawden was born in London, England, and lived there until she was evacuated with her school during the Blitz in World War II. She later attended Somerville College, Oxford. She and her husband, Austin Kark, live in London, except in the spring and summer, when they go to their home in Nauplion, Greece.
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