Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan - writing as Jane Beaton - welcomes you to a new term at a beautiful Cornish boarding school by the sea.
For the first time, the girls caught sight of the turreted, castle-like building that would be home for the next nine months, the four towers of the main houses nestled in the hills, with the cliffs behind, leading down to the still turquoise sea.
Maggie loves teaching English at beautiful Downey House but she is less keen on planning her wedding to dependable Stan. Instead, she's working on ignoring her crush on David McDonald, who teaches English at the local boys' school.
Just as Simone and Fliss have become friends, Zelda arrives to upset everything. Zelda is loudly, glamorously American, and she's full of ways to improve life at boring school. Soon, quiet, mousy Simone is undergoing a makeover. And Fliss is about to jeopardise everything to impress a boy.
In a new year at school, the girls of Downey House will be breaking all the rules - and not all of them will escape unscathed.
It's drama ahoy at this posh boarding school and it's not just the pupils who are up to no good. The teachers are at it, too - **** HEAT
With plenty of humour and childhood escapades to counterbalance the angst, Rules is escapist, amusing, and top of the class' NEWS OF THE WORLD - Things get complicated in this bubbly novel
**** HOT STARS (OK! Magazine)
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.