(From the publisher):
This story begins on 18 May 1875, which was the day when Maria ran away from school because she coundn't do any of her lessons and her geography mistress said she must wear a label marked 'slut' as a punishment for her map of Germany.
And yet the curious thing was that this bad pupil had only one ambition - to be a Professor at Oxford - so not unnaturally she ran away to her uncle, who was Warden of Canterbury College, Oxford, and this was the beginning of an unusually adventurous summer made even more interesting by the company of the three brothers with whom she shared her lessons.
Original title: The Warden's Niece
Alternative titles: Maria Escapes
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction