by Joan Margaret Fleming. London: Hammond & Hammond, 1947.
Illustrated by Eloise Q. Kearney (though not this dust jacket, which seems to be signed Beattie).
An excessively unkind title, you might think, particularly considering that the heroine, Miranda, is just fifteen years old.
But, actually, it’s not, as I assumed, a nick-name.
Go on … you’ll never guess what the title actually refers to.
Give up … ?
It’s the name of a house.