348C: British family children’s novel

I’m trying to find a book I read in the late 80s. It was about a British family with several children. The book was told from the perspective of a younger brother. His older sister was named Helen and he didn’t get along with her at all. At one point in the book he leaves a towel balanced on the bathroom door as a “Helen-trap.” I remember thinking this book was hilarious but I don’t remember much more about it.


2 thoughts on “348C: British family children’s novel

  1. Lisa Houlihan

    This is Penelope Lively’s Ghost of Thomas Kempe. There is a dog and a ghost and a discovered diary and it’s set in an old house in a small town in England and is therefore a wonderful book. I hope you can enjoy it again soon.


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