Gillian of the Chalet School
by Carol Allan
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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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
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.)