Sarah Spence discovered, at fourteen, that she had a twin sister. But Rachel had been brought up in a poor area and resented Sarah growing up in luxury.
- Art: Tom Hurst
- A Sister for Sarah – Judy: (?) – #1524 (25 March 1989)
Maxine Winters is a gifted but arrogant violinist. Then Sorcha, a mysterious gypsy girl, shows up, and Maxine gets jealous when she finds that Sorcha is a far better violinist than her.
Once in a lifetime, the famous pen firm, Leewell Lewis, produced the perfect pen, so beautifully made that even the most careless writer was inspired when using it. One such pen was presented to Mary Wells as a prize at her school, and from that moment she was the envy of every pupil. Mary, who was in the C stream, had only one ambition—to move up into the top stream. With the pen, she had every success—until Beverley Johns stole it and gave Mary a replica.
After their parents split up, Kelley King stays with her father while her sister Claire goes abroad with the mother. Then Claire comes back to live with Kelley, Dad and his new wife. But Claire has been nasty to Kelley ever since her return and is poisoning her friends against her.
Not My Sister – M&J: #169 (06 August 1994) – #179 (15 October 1994)
Stacey Day is staying with Aunt Estelle while her parents are abroad. She meets a strange girl named Silvia who is very keen to make friends. But then Stacey discovers that Silvia is jealous and possessive. Moreover, Silvia is a ghost who keeps leading Stacey into danger!
When Jenny Randall’s father marries Ruth King’s mother, the marriage goes smoothly until baby Ian arrives. Ruth is sometimes jealous of the baby, and when Jenny tries to cover up, she makes trouble for herself.
Ann Robson was furious when her widowed mum started dating along and wanted to get rid of any man she got close with.
Vicky Rodgers (Belinda Rodgers in reprint) lives in Swanton with her stepmother. Her father is abroad. Her stepsister, Noreen, is a jealous and spiteful girl. Vicky cherishes an ambition to be a champion skater and when Miss Deanna Roberts, invalid niece of Lady Barlow, sees Vicky skating, she offers to make her into a champion and train her on the frozen pond in the grounds of the manor. Vicky is mystified by Miss Roberts’ knowledge of skating, but is delighted when the invalid presents her with a special pair of figure skates as a reword for a service she has done. [This was reprinted as Belinda Born to Skate with new art in Emma]
Vicky returns in Vicky in Switzerland where she has been entered for a Swiss competition—The Marshall Trophy—by her coach, Miss Roberts. When Vicky and Miss Roberts reach St Segeberg, the scene of the contest, they meet a rich American girl, Lorna Starr, who talks as if the trophy were already hers. While Miss Roberts is in hospital, Vicky and Lorna are invited to give an exhibition in the small town of Reeso. Lorna deceives Vicky into catching the wrong train and Vicky is stranded miles from Reeso. However, Vicky gets a “lift” in a sleigh and reaches the rink in the nick of time.
In Vicky’s Ice Show, Vicky and Miss Roberts, decide to stage an ice show at Cheamsford Ice Rink in an effort to save the rink, which will be closed down unless it shows a profit. George Haywood, a local businessman, has secretly paid Kyra Kenton, a skating star, and Goddard, the rink porter, to make sure that the rink closes, as he wants the land on which the rink stands to build offices. On orders from Haywood, Goddard is busy putting a cunning plot into action.
Anya Bergman, a young girl from a travelling fair, is a pupil at the exclusive Marovani School of Ballet. Gerda Nansen, a mean, spiteful girl, plays a nasty trick which leads to Anya being accused of stealing Gerda’s golden locket and chain. The chain is found in Anya’s locker—but the locket is still missing. Anya is forbidden to take part in any of the school activities until the Governors meet to discuss the matter of the missing locket and decide whether or not Anya is to be expelled.
Anya returns in Big Top Ballet Anya’s ballet class moves in with the circus owned by Marta Bruk, Anya’s guardian, when their ballet school is partly damaged by fire. When Marta Bruk dies in an accident, Anya finds herself heir to the circus. But there is a snag—the circus attendance figures, marked on a graph, must remain above a certain number each week or Anya will lose the circus to someone whose identity is not disclosed to her. This person is really her Uncle Fedor, who is determined to get the circus at any price. By a trick, Fedor makes the High Fliers, the star act of the circus, walk out, and many of the audience stay away.