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The Highland Twins at the Chalet School (The Chalet School #16)

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Flora and Fiona McDonald, who have never before left their island home, attempt to make new friends at the school.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 11th 1988 by Armada (first published 1942)
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LH Johnson
I used to always think that The Highland Twins at the Chalet School was one of the poorer books. Coming so soon after the dizzy heights of the Chalet School In Exile, I always found Highland Twins at the Chalet School a little - well - cheesey.

But now, after a re-reading of the hardback edition, I feel I need to make an apology to it. Highland Twins at the Chalet School is actually, very quietly, one of the strongest titles in the series.

Following the nearly now-traditional format of new girl,
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Carolynne
I found this book improved with a second reading, although I still want to read the hard-back edition. I thought the basic story of the difficult adjustment to school life that the twins, Flora and Fiona McDonald (of course!), experienced was sensitively handled, and even the way-too-perfect Joey was not terribly intrusive this time. The part I didn't like in either reading was the unconvincing spy story--it seemed wildly unlikely, although it gave an opportunity for us to see more of the incorr ...more
Sue
A very moving book in the Chalet School series. Flora and Fiona, twins from the Highlands, stay with Jo and family when their home is commissioned by the admiralty. Great excitement, some slight mysticism, and a deeply emotional book. One of the best.
Shawne
Plenty of unlikely things take place at the Chalet School - the preponderance of charming doctors ready and willing to marry fresh graduates, for instance, or the number of cliff-top/mountainside rescues effected through sheer strength of will and strained nerves. But none is quite so unlikely as the supernatural element that infuses the last act of The Highland Twins At The Chalet School. Personally, I didn't enjoy it that much, although I do think that Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, being very much at ...more
Lisa (scarlet21)
Highland twins Flora and Fiona arrive lost and alone at the Chalet school and put under the wing of much loved Jo Maynard before being installed at the Chalet School. It is wartime Britain and their brothers and sister have had to join up and their island home has been taken over for the duration. Never having been at school before, there are many things to learn, not the least making friends - and enemies! Before long Flora and Fiona are embroiled in an attempt by a German spy to steal away the ...more
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Sarah
Flora and Fiona McDonald make their first appearance in this book. They are twins, who have never left their shelter home on a small island before. Due to the war, they are forced to leave their home, and move to the Chalet School. Joey takes them in under her wing, and she's richly rewarded in the end when one of the twins is able to help her out during one of the toughest times in her life.

Sue
A very moving book in the Chalet School series. Flora and Fiona, twins from the Highlands, stay with Jo and family when their home is commissioned by the admiralty. Great excitement, some slight mysticism, and a deeply emotional book. One of the best.
Sally
This was one of my favourite "eras" of the Chalet School, and I especially loved the new twins! Great book.
Tria
4.5 stars. Quiet but one of the best of the series, as others have said. More detailed review later.
Deborah
Hardback edition, obvs - far too much edited out of the pb.
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