“There is no going back from that first line.”
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Ever since the days of Enid Blyton, school stories have fascinated children. J K Rowling gave the genre a new boost with Harry Potter and Hogwarts.
Payal Kapadia follows in this trend with her Horrid High series. The second part, return to Horrid High brings back the main characters from the first book, Ferg and Fermina. Irma, Volumina and Granny Grit along with a new cast of characters, Colonel Craven the sports master and Fracas the cook whp specialises in food fights with a crème brawlay that splinters into shards of sugar and custard. Not to mention the nervous Miss Nottynuf and Professor Bloom who teach maths and botany respectively.