Books: Vanished World

FROST IN MAY by Antonia White Dial; 221 pages; $4.95

"Even the fourteen-year-olds looked at least twenty with their long skirts and their neat, small waists strapped in leather belts. There were curtsies all along the passage as Mother Radcliffe passed. Most were no more than quick, springy bobs, but some were deep and slow and wonderful to watch." These are among the first observations of Fernanda Grey, who at nine embarks on the frightening experience of going to boarding school at Lippington in the last decade before World War I. And an...

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