The Mug’s Game

Margaret Huggins hates her life in London, with her Aunt Norma. Margaret lives in a terrible state of worry-induced awkwardness, which Aunt Norma, although she means well, only encourages.

Publishing history
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1956, illus Sheila Rose

Margaret Huggins hates her life in London, with her Aunt Norma. Margaret lives in a terrible state of worry-induced awkwardness, which Aunt Norma, although she means well, only encourages. When she is sent to stay as a paying guest with a large bohemian family who live on a chicken farm on the Downs, Margaret has a lot to learn. Her immersal into chaotic family life, and in particular the society of the twins Jo and Louisa, teaches her a lot: not least about ponies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Westlake