First Term at Malory Towers

Enid Blyton

Cover illustrator

Lilian Buchanan


Stanley Lloyd

Publication information


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Second Form at Malory Towers


First Term at Malory Towers is the first book of the Malory Towers series, written by Enid Blyton. It is about Darrell starting at the girls' boarding school, gaining many new experiences on her very first term. Darrell's first term contains some ups and downs, however. She has a difficult relationship with prim new girl Sally Hope, who appears to resent Darrell's happy family life. And an incident of bullying in the school swimming pool results in Darrell losing her temper and slapping another of the form's new girls, the spoiled Gwendoline Mary Lacey.

Brief SummaryEdit

Darrell Rivers' first glance at Malory Towers, the boarding school in Cornwall standing on the cliff, with the sea behind, brought a warm feeling racing through her heart. What would the coming term hold for her, as she makes friends with Alicia, Sally, Mary-Lou and Gwendoline, all girls in the North Tower. But Darrell has one thing she really must control and that is her bad temper.

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