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A long shot, but does anyone recognise this book title?

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Carla Sun 22-May-05 11:53:15

Both dds are studying the Victorian era this term, and one of the books they're reading at school is called 'Come back Lucy'. The library didn't have it, but gave me an SBN for it, our local, normally reliable bookshop said it was part of a school pack, and a picture book. According to dd1 it has a couple of line drawings in it, but is definately not a picture book.

I've tried Googling but all I get is Lucille Ball!

Any other ideas? TIAX

Enid Sun 22-May-05 11:56:14

it was a tv show too that I remember well

Doddle Sun 22-May-05 11:56:57

I've got it somewhere from my childhood, i'll try and remember who it's by. It's really spooky, it's about a girl who has to go and live with her uncle(?) and meets the ghost of a Victorian girl, the house used to be a school, and nearly gets dragged back to the past. It's excellent, i loved it as a child. It was televised when I was about 10, c.1980.

Doddle Sun 22-May-05 11:58:24

Remembered, it's by Pamela Sykes

Enid Sun 22-May-05 11:58:29

its by Pamela Sykes

Enid Sun 22-May-05 11:58:39

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:02:35

God, another situation where MN has astounded me! I've just asked dds about an uncle - does Aunt Olive dying ring any bells? Thank you!! btw

Doddle Sun 22-May-05 12:04:34

Yes, she lives with elderly Aunt Olive, and when she dies Lucy has to go and live with another uncle and aunt and their rowdy children, that's where she meets Alice the ghost.

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:10:27

Yippeee!!! Thank you both so much! I'm doing a little hop now - I need to get out more! Don't suppose either of you know who published it? Doesn't matter, I've got enough to go on, I think. THANK YOU!!!!

suzywong Sun 22-May-05 12:16:38

Oh yes I remember that
the cover of the 80s editon had a girl scowling in to a mirror I think, I never read it, too scared

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:28:56

Blimey, sounds far too scarey for me, let alone a 5 year old!

maddiemo Sun 22-May-05 12:30:14

I remember it too. Did Lucy smash the mirror in the end?

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:39:03

Enid, I couldn't get that link. All I get is a fart from our speakers, and a link to the Albris home page.

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:41:13

BTW, if any of you are wondering why I don't just ask dds' teachers, it's travelling through 3 year groups, and I couldn't. Just in case you were wondering

Carla Sun 22-May-05 12:50:18

Ghosts? In a Catholic school? Pah!!!

franke Sun 22-May-05 13:02:59

OMG that's so wierd - they made a tv series of this in the late 70s I think - it just popped into my mind this morning and I was wondering about what happened to all the kiddie actors in it. Spooky

Enid Sun 22-May-05 13:04:16

totally shocking price

Enid Sun 22-May-05 13:06:05

You could try these people (you'll need to ring them and order a catalogue) - one of my fave book people:

Topsy Turvy Books

Carla Sun 22-May-05 13:24:40

Good grief! I'll get my mum to dust down all my old Puffins forthwith. £64 quid??????

littleweed Sun 22-May-05 18:15:20

I think it might ahve been called 'Charlotte sometimes' & I loved it.

motherinferior Sun 22-May-05 18:26:41

There was a sequel called 'Lucy Beware!' too.

Charlotte Sometimes, by Penelope Farmer, is very good. In fact all Penelope Farmer's novels including her adult ones are good.

motherinferior Sun 22-May-05 18:28:27

It was rather good on the telly, wasn't it; I always envied the girl cousin's hair.

nooka Sun 22-May-05 20:35:23

You can get it from Amazon - published by Red Fox for £3.50. Great book, really spooky.

Carla Sun 22-May-05 22:03:26

nooka - rubbish mum alert - you don't have a web address for Red Fox, do you? All I get is, well, red foxes ....

Carla Sun 22-May-05 22:25:37

All I can get on that author is as a playwright.

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