Dorita Fairlie Bruce





Dorita Fairlie Bruce


Born
in Palos, Spain
May 20, 1885

Died
September 21, 1970

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Dorothy Morris Fairlie Bruce was born in 1885, in Palos, Spain, the daughter of Scots civil engineer Alexander Fairlie Bruce, and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Fairbairn. Soon after her birth, the family returned to Scotland, and Bruce spent her early childhood in Blanefield, on the Campsie Hills, Stirling. The family moved to Ealing, West London, in 1895, where Bruce would live until 1949.

Educated at Clarence House in Roehampton - a boarding school she would use as the model for the Jane Willard Foundation, in her "Dimsie" books - Bruce, who was unmarried, devoted much of her middle adulthood to caring for her invalid mother, and helping to raise her brother's three children, after his death. She was actively involved with the Girls Guildr
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Average rating: 3.87 · 520 ratings · 32 reviews · 44 distinct works · Similar authors
Dimsie Moves Up (Dimsie, #2)

3.77 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1921 — 2 editions
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Dimsie Goes to School (Dims...

4.05 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1921 — 2 editions
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Dimsie, Head Girl (Dimsie, #5)

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Dimsie Among the Prefects (...

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Dimsie Moves Up Again (Dims...

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Dimsie Grows Up (Dimsie, #6)

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The New House at Springdale...

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Captain at Springdale (Spri...

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The New Girl and Nancy (Nan...

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The New House Captain (Spri...

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