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Any idea what this book might be?

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Jux Sun 26-Nov-17 18:49:26

I have very little to go on.

There a character called Trevelyan, but likely not the main character.
It is almost certainly a 20th century book, rather than 19th.
It was read by my mate in the mid 60s; he was about 10 but had a very high reading age, so it may have been aimed at early secondary school kids, rather than older primary.

Does it ring a bell for anyone?

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InfiniteCurve Mon 27-Nov-17 21:00:49

Do you have any idea at all about the plot?
Children? Adults? (Animals.......?)

Jux Mon 27-Nov-17 21:15:05

No, no idea at all! It’s impossible, isn’t it?

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EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Mon 27-Nov-17 21:18:58

What is it about the book that makes you want to track it down? Or is it just one of those niggles?

Jux Mon 27-Nov-17 22:47:39

Just one of those niggles, Empress. I can’t tell you anything else either, as my friend read it, I don’t think I did. Except I have a very, very faint recollection of a baddie called Trevelyan, but I could have conjured that from just talking to my friend.

I don’t know if Mr T was actually a baddie, btw. My friend is male so it might have been a ‘boy’ book.

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hesterton Mon 27-Nov-17 22:49:51

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GretchenFranklin Mon 27-Nov-17 22:51:50

wiki - ring any bells?

sweetmuskrose Mon 27-Nov-17 23:35:07

Perhaps it was Treveryan by Angela du Maurer, rather than Trevelyan.

Jux Tue 28-Nov-17 00:43:43

Hesterton*, it may well have been The Sitterford Mystery. I shall find out tomorrow.

Thanks, to all of you. I shall let you know.

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jimmyjammyjumbo Tue 28-Nov-17 21:33:52

Was it Sparrows in the Scullery? By Barbara Brooks Wallace. Boy called Trevelyan gets orphaned and sent to live in a Boggins home for Boys. Aimed at 8-12 year olds.

AdaColeman Tue 28-Nov-17 21:44:47

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or one of its follow ups had a girl called Trevellian, I think she was with the bloke with two heads Zophod.

Jux Tue 28-Nov-17 23:59:21

I know the one, Ada, she was called Trillian. Those books came out when we were in our teens - I remember listening to it on the radio on Sunday mornings!

The book I’m after would have been published long before Hitchhiker, though. Possibly as far back as the 30s.

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