The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood 385 pages
This is the fourth book in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and I think that that they just keep getting better. By the time this book starts the children who were raised by wolves, Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopeia, have started acting more like normal children, although their speech is still punctuated with barks and howling and they still have the urge to chase small creatures, especially chickens. Penny Lumley, their governess, has just turned sixteen and has been feeling slightly homesick for her school when an unexpected invitation arrives. She has been invited to speak at the Swanburne Academy and to bring her charges with her. However, Miss Lumley is to find that not everything is the same at the Academy and that not all the changes are necessarily for the better. With the help of the children, Miss Lumley sets out to find a way to restore the Academy and uncover the mysteries behind the changes, and perhaps some of the mysteries surrounding Ashton Place at the same time. A really great addition to the series, kids who like funny books and historical fiction will probably like this story.