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Summary

Part one of a three-part serial.

The unmissable first instalment of Jenny Colgan's return to the Little School by the Sea - perfect for anyone who ever dreamed of going to boarding school!  

As the summer holidays start, scandal hits Downey House. 

The attraction between Maggie Adair, the fiery, committed English teacher at Downey House and David McDonald, a teacher at the local boys' school, has escalated - and now both are facing an uncertain future.   

The girls of Downey House - mercurial Fliss, glamorous Alice and shy, dependable Simone - are facing long summers at home. But the new term is not far away - and it will bring new pupils and lots of fresh new challenges.... 

In Lessons: Part 2, Christmas comes to the Little School by the Sea - available December 2018!

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Funny, page-turning and addictive...just like Malory Towers for grown-ups." (Sophie Kinsella)

"A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst...." (Lisa Jewell)

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Enjoyed it, but very short!!

Am used to Jenny Colgan books being great books you can get into and know and love the characters. I was just getting into it and it ended!! I know it's part 1 of a 3 part story but it feels like I'm having to fork out for 3 books instead of one just to get an idea of the story. Also, having now read the previous two Maggie Adair books, I'm a tad confused as to why at least 2 of the characters have changed their names between books.

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Three parts makes it too expensive.

Had to use up three credits to listen to one book. Frustrating. Each part is actually quite short and, whilst the story was OK, it wasn't worth three credits.