Cass the Brave

Cass and her twin sister Carrie leave London for the country where their father has become Vicar of an ancient church.

Printing history
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1980, illus Mary Rayner
Puffin, pb, 1980

Cass and her twin sister Carrie leave London for the country where their father has become Vicar of an ancient church. On her first evening there, Cass picks a leaf from St Govan’s fig tree despite a warning prophecy that “he who picks a leaf will need a hearse”. Soon her time is fully occupied with choir practices, a visit from the Bishop, adjusting to life with a new stepmother, coping with the lodgers and even a haunting! She makes a new friend, too, a strange boy called Matt who owns an old, white horse. But at the back of her mind, the threat of the fig tree is constantly present …

Sequel
Silver’s Day

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Griselda Gifford