The Tower Room (Paperback)

The Egerton Hall Novels, Volume One

By Adèle Geras

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152055370, 204pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

List Price: 12.95*
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In a scene that echoes "Rapunzel," Megan looks down from her tower room at a cloistered all-girls boarding school in England and observes the arrival of the new laboratory assistant, Simon Findlay.

As soon as their eyes meet, their love blossoms--and Simon begins to scale the scaffolding into the tower room for clandestine trysts. But when Dorothy, the school's science teacher and Megan's guardian, discovers the young couple's affair, Megan's sheltered world is shattered forever.

About the Author

Adèle Geras is the celebrated author of many books for all ages, including Troy and Ithaka. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Praise For The Tower Room: The Egerton Hall Novels, Volume One

"The exclusive boarding school setting is vividly evoked, [and the] story has an enduring hold on us. Readers will be moved."--Booklist

"The intriguing story is sure to attract romantic young adults."--The Horn Book Guide

"The new slant on an old fairy tale is engaging."--Publishers Weekly

"Romantics will savor the story."--The Bulletin