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Dorita Fairlie Bruce
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Dimsie Moves Up (Dimsie #2)

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The original, unexpurgated, edition of the first of the Dimsie books, which were not written in order.
Published (first published 1921)
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LH Johnson
In the world of Girlsown literature, there's a concept of 'the big four'. These are authors who formed the cornerstones of this genre: Elsie "Abbey" J Oxenham, Elinor "Chalet" M.Brent-Dyer, and Angela "Let's use all the speech tags in the world" Brazil.

Dorita Fairlie Bruce is the final part of this equation. And this is my first, ever, Dimsie.

(At last! At last! Sound the trumpets, release the hounds, let loose the dogs of war for I have read a Dimsie!)

It's sort of strange coming to a series when
Nov 06, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
I love the Dimsie books. She is just such a straightforward, excellent character that is hard not to like her. She breezes through the scraps and trials of other schoolgirls and always comes out on top. She is an excellent friend and protector, and always tries to do what is right.

Here we have an excellent example of all these things; Dimsie and her friends have formed 'the anti-soppiest society', formed to prevent the members from forming 'crushes' on older girls and teachers. They find a frien
May 21, 2009 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fancying a light read I went for Dorita Fairlie Bruce's Dimsie series and found this one to be just what was required. Great setting, good characters, pleasant story-line, in fact a typical 1920s girl's story! Boarding school, lots of goings on, intrigue, adventure, the bad girl who turns out good plus the Anti-Soppists, who as the name suggests, did not want to be involved in anything soppy! Well recommended to ladies and gents alike (I hear you saying "You big girl's blouse!") and in Dimsie's ...more
Dec 29, 2012 Astrid rated it did not like it
Shelves: school-stories
Not enough charm or originality or wit to take my mind off the gross use of a racial slur. Also Spanish girl is the villain - petty and dictatorial. Sense of time all over the place.
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Dorothy Morris Fairlie Bruce was born in 1885, in Palos, Spain, the daughter of Scots civil engineer Alexander Fairlie Bruce, and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Fairbairn. Soon after her birth, the family returned to Scotland, and Bruce spent her early childhood in Blanefield, on the Campsie Hills, Stirling. The family moved to Ealing, West London, in 1895, where Bruce would live until 1949.

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Other Books in the Series

Dimsie (10 books)
  • Dimsie Goes to School (Dimsie, #1)
  • Dimsie Moves Up Again (Dimsie, #3)
  • Dimsie Among the Prefects (Dimsie, #4)
  • Dimsie Grows Up (Dimsie, #6)
  • Dimsie, Head Girl (Dimsie, #5)
  • Dimsie Goes Back (Dimsie, #7)
  • Dimsie Intervenes (Dimsie, #8)
  • Dimsie Carries On (Dimsie, #9)
  • Dimsie Takes Charge (Dimsie, #10)

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