When Flora Fox gets on a train to her new boarding school, she wakes up to find herself stuck in 1935! Being sent to boarding school is terrible enough. Being trapped in the past at St Winifred’s is a total nightmare. The uniform is hideous, the food is awful and the teachers are bonkers. Plus, Flora’s 21st century manners break every single strict rule. But before she gets back to the future, she must figure out what she’s doing in the past. Is it to do with the Jewish girl who’s due to go home to Vienna? If only Flora had paid more attention in history lessons…

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    Kate Saunders won 2014 Costa Children’s Book of the Year for Five Children on the Western Front. Other awards include the East Sussex Book Award for Magicalamity and the Hillingdon and Warwickshire Book Award for The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

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