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Joey Goes to the Oberland (The Chalet School #29)

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The Sanatorium is returning to the Alps, to the Bernese Oberland, and Jack Maynard has to go out straight away as its head. That leaves Joey in charge of her eight children with only Primula and Anna to help her. Their journey across the Channel and the Continent is nothing if not eventful.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 6th 1995 by Armada (first published 1954)
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Let me say straight off that this is not a good book in any conventional sense. Brent-Dyer's writing skills are limited, her characters inhabit a conflict-free, homogenised and unchallenging world and the plot of this consists only of a family transporting itself from its old home in England to its new one in Switzerland and meeting some old friends on the way. That's it, more or less. But this is one of my favourite comfort rereads and for that it gets its four stars. I don't know what it is ab ...more
I think I first read this in hardback as a child - a friend's mum lent it to me - so it would have been the first Chalet I read that didn't have 'Chalet' in the title. But it made absolutely no impression on me - ten years later, when I was reading the final few books in the series, the reference to Joey's extraordinary sandwich fillings rang no bells at all, and let's face it they are fairly memorable. So it's possible this book should win an award for being the first in the Chalet series that ...more
Jo and family travel to their new home in the Swiss Oberland. They meet old friends and make new ones when they arrive.

When I last read this, in 2001, my feeling was that it was a very enjoyable book without much 'school' and with more about the delightful and irrepressible Jo. I gave it five stars, too.

Re-reading recently I was struck by rather too much rambling in places; perhaps I'm more aware of what constitutes 'good' writing, and much of the story featured conversations that didn't take
Just a Joey book, barely anything of the school at all. Not a favourite, would not care to read again.
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Elinor M. Brent-Dyer was born as Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894, in South Shields in the industrial northeast of England, and grew up in a terraced house which had no garden or inside toilet. She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer. Her father, who had been married before, left home when she was three years old. In 1912, her brother Henzell d ...more
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