It is the end of World War II. All the other evacuees have left the Larches, home to Misses Daphne and Edith Burntree. Vi (Violet) Lambeth has stayed on because the housekeeper, Mrs Porter, is kind to her. But then the Misses Burntree sack Mrs Porter and start using Vi as an unpaid servant. They also get rid of the piano Mrs Porter left Vi as a gift, so Vi has to find other ways of playing the piano. And Vi has to contend with bullies at school as well.
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- Spot Art: Tom Hurst
- Little Miss Busyfingers – Mandy: #1232 (25 August 1990) – #1243 (10 November 1990)
Katherine Dean falls under the power of the ghost of Prudence Caradine. Prudence is forcing Katherine to play her piano and enter a music competition.
- The Secret Piano – Nikki: #195 (12 November 1989) -# 203 (7 January 1989)
Dan McCabe’s family are travelling across America to start a new life in Texas. Along the way they make friends with two cowboys, not knowing they are actually bank-robbers. They hide the stolen money in Jill McCabe’s piano, and plan to pick up the money again when the family reach the next town.
- The Pink Piano – Bunty: #117 (09 April 1960) – #128 (25 June 1960)
- The Pink Piano – Bunty Annual 1961
Marjory Lane is a talented pianist who is practising for an important audition, but the piano at her home has been left to fall into bad condition since her father’s death. She is offered tuition and use of piano by Carl Walden but her mother won’t allow it as she blames Carl for her husbands death.
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- The story was adapted into a Picture Library Story.
- A Piano For Marjory– Diana: #167 (30 April 1966) – #173 (11 June 1966)
- Reprinted as a Picture Library Story A Piano For Marjory – Bunty PSL: #231 (1982)