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The Girls of St. Augustine's: A Public School Story for Girls

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Dorothy's friend Hilda is an inspirational school leader but her high spirits cause her to tangle fatally with the school's headmistress and teachers.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published 1920 by Thomas Nelson
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Emily
Spoilers ahoy.

This 1920 school story has its share of hockey sticks and cheerful banter, but bears lingering traces of Victorian style melodrama in its plot. In an early scene, the heroine, Hilda, rescues a young girl from drowning, and nearly dies in the process. Many tears are shed. Later on, she rescues the same child from the disgrace of being caught breaking a school rule, and as a result is expelled. It's curious that the consequences of drowning and receiving a "conduct mark" are represen
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Born in 1884 in Banstead, Surrey, British children's author Margaret Hunter Ironside was the daughter of East India merchant William Ironside. She was educated at Sutton High School, and then abroad. She was a private secretary to T. Gibson Bowles, MP, and then founded and ran the Secretarial and Literary Training Bureau in London, until it closed in 1931. She also served as Secretary of the ...more
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