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Gillian of the Chalet School

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Following events of The New Chalet School, Gillian of the Chalet School shows Gillian Linton's time as head girl as well as the whole school coping with the new arrangements of mixing seniors, middles and juniors together in the separate Houses.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published 2001 by Girls Gone By
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Feb 05, 2015 Shawne rated it liked it
Carol Allan does a creditable job in filling in one of the missing terms in Elinor M Brent-Dyer's long-running Chalet School series - she allows the title character of Gillian Linton to come to the fore, so to speak, and creates a story and atmosphere that is at once respectful of and faithful to the rest of the series. Parts of Allan's narrative feel rather forced, as she attempts to tell the story in Brent-Dyer's style; this invariably comes off worse at the beginning than at the end (when cha ...more
May 13, 2013 Carolynne rated it really liked it
Gillian bravely carries on as head girl of the Chalet School even though her mother is dying. She is a splendid examplar of the Chalet School ethic. This is a better-than-average spin-off of the popular series (well, popular in England.)
Jun 23, 2015 Deborah rated it it was amazing
I have great admiration for all the fill-in writers, and this fill-in has a lot going for it. It's set in Tirol, Joey (who is just starting to be irritating) zips off to India, Gillian and Hilary are top-notch characters, and the timeline used gives room for another three books to fill the gap before Exile. Good work.

The story is excellent, and includes incidents referenced later in the series (always a Good Thing for EBD's fans). But it doesn't quite capture the voices correctly. I've tried and
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