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For the Good of the School

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published 1925 by Cassell
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Lindley Walter-smith
A steady, reliable heroine with responsibility thrust unexpectedly on her. A devoted best friend, an unscrupulous rival, schoolgirl slang, political manoeuvrings over the affections of older girls and the school play, a scholarship, a school fire. The choice of birthday gift to the Head Girl being deathly serious business. The alienation of the noble heroine from all but her most devoted friends.

This could have been written to my exact specifications. Only a clear romance between girls is missin
Apr 25, 2013 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Gosh, this was a good one! I found a beautiful copy, a very early edition, if not the first edition. I really liked the main characters, especially Thirza. She was a strong, honest character and of course everything works out in the end. I had a good reading day today, but this book was still a standout. Highly recommend!
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Born in Highgate, North London, in 1890, prolific English children's author Doris Alice Pocock was the daughter of solicitor Noël Pocock, and his wife Alice Topham, herself the daughter of painter F.W. Topham. Educated at home, she had a somewhat sheltered childhood. After the death of her father in 1907, Pocock and her mother moved to Bexhill, Sussex, where she pursued her interest in painting, ...more
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