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The Right St. John's
When heading off to boarding school for the first time, Jacqueline Brown inadvertently gets on the wrong coach and is enrolled in the wrong school. Through her energy and sportsmanship, she makes a name for herself at St. John's.
Published October 31st 2007 by Girls Gone By Publishers
(first published 1920)
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Feb 29, 2008 Carolynne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: CLM
Delightful girls' school story with a plucky but poor heroine with a couple of good chums but also a nasty classmate. Every girls' school story needs a good villainess! Christine Chaundler's books are better written than many school stories, despite the unlikely plot.
Really liked this. It's different from the average in the genre - this school is more luxurious and mostly contains girls who are rich with no need to learn skills for university or work in later life. Interesting introduction added to GGBP edition too.
A prolific British children's author, Christine Chaundler was born in 1887 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, the daughter of solicitor Henry Chaundler, and his wife, Constance Julia Thompson. She was educated at Queen Anne's School, in Caversham, until the age of sixteen, whereupon she attended St. Winifred's School in Llanfairfechan, Wales. She served briefly in the Land Army, during WWI, but ...moreMore about Christine Chaundler...