|Turret, the (1963) [Novel]|
by Margery Sharp
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The fabulous Miss Bianca has resigned, perhaps prematurely, as Madame Chairwoman of the Mouse Prisoners' Aid Society. In her honor an enchanting water picnic is held at the lily moat beneath a ruined turrey in the park outside the city. While the band plays Handel's Water Music
, the ever observant Miss Bianca discovers that someone is being held prisoner in the old turret.
It turns out to be the wicked Mandrake. No one, not even her dear friend Bernard (who in the course of events may be forced into a most unfortunate marriage), is the slightest bit inclined toward rescuing that scoundrel - in spite of Miss Bianca's conviction that he has reformed.
Adventures fraught with danger follow as Miss Bianca, alone, pays a midnight visit to the turret to ponder Mandrake's penitence and make plans. Her plans come to include one boy scout, a precocious mouse named Shaun, and the magnificent stallion Sir Hector.
Original title: The Turret
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Talking Animals