From ‘Far To Go’ by Noel Streatfeild

From the children’s book ‘Far To Go’, by Noel Streatfeild, most famous for her book ‘Ballet Shoes’ and its sequels, featuring the Fossil sisters.

Margaret Thursday has escaped from an orphanage and has begun her career as a child actress on the Victorian London stage …

“Because it was Christmas time there were no lessons, so Margaret was able to spend her mornings with Lavinia, Peter and Horatio. In the afternoons when she had not got a performance she saw two matinees with them, the pantomime The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast with the great comedian Dan Leno at Drury Lane Theatre Royal, and the musical comedy Floradora at the Lyric. She loved both and came out of the theatres wondering if she should not learn to sing and dance … ”

”Far To Go’
Noel Streatfeild pub. 1976 Lions p.81
[Sequel to 'Thursday's Child' pub. 1970 Lions]