Books published by Red Fox
When a Diphtheria epidemic starts in the village of Clifton in 1840, Jessie's mother explains to her what the adults in the village all know: that the year is in fact 1996, but the inhabitants of the village chose to live as though in the 19th century as an experiment and a showcase.
Contrasting the simple 19th century lifestyle with its modern unsympathetic equivalent. Ambivalent at the end as to which is better.
Attitude: Take Care
Charlotte falls in with a quiet girl in her class and discovers another side to the town they live in.
An antidote to superficiality, revelling in vivid imagination; rather wild idea of three warring orders of Nuns.