The first book of Jenny Colgan’s delightful new four-part series, set at a charming English boarding school on the sea.
Maggie went to the window and opened it wide, inhaling the lovely salt air off the sea. Why had she never lived by the sea before? Why had she always looked out on housing estates and not the little white hulls of trawlers bobbing off in the distance?
It’s gloriously sunny in Cornwall as the school year starts at the little boarding school by the sea. Maggie, the newest teacher at Downey House, is determined to make her mark. She’s delighted by her new teaching job, but will it come at the expense of her relationship with her safe, dependable boyfriend Stan?
Simone is excited and nervous: she’s won a scholarship to the prestigious boarding school and wants to make her parents proud. Forced to share a room with the glossy, posh girls of Downey House, she needs to find a friend, fast.
Fliss is furious. She’s never wanted to go to boarding school and hates being sent away from her home. As Simone tries desperately to fit in, Fliss tries desperately to get out.
Over the course of one year, friendships will bloom and lives will be changed forever. Life at the Little School by the Sea is never dull…
Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Café by the Sea, The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Christmas on the Island. Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland.
"Funny, page-turning, addictive..." — Sophie Kinsella
“An evocative sweet treat.” — Jojo Moyes on Little Beach Street Bakery
“Funny, magical and moving.” — Time Out on Little Beach Street Bakery
“The perfect escape.” — Woman (UK) on Christmas at the Cupcake Café
“This tale is even sweeter than the first. Festive and charming, it’s another triumph for Jenny Colgan.” — Cosmopolitan (UK) on Christmas at the Cupcake Café
“A bright, lighthearted romantic comedy ready for filming.” — Kirkus Reviews on 500 Miles from You