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Audrey, A New Girl (Bramber Manor #4)

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Audrey, brought up by a stern grandmother, has religiously read every school story she could find before arriving for her first term at Bramber Manor, so believes every exaggerated story her new classmates tell her - with hilarious results as Audrey learns not to overdramatize and to be herself.
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published 1948 by Blackie & Son Ltd.
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Mar 28, 2012 Astrid rated it really liked it
Shelves: school-stories
The Northanger Abbey of schoolgirl books. Really fun.

I'm not sure if this was the best book to start with since it takes place in the middle of the series but a bit of confusion didn't take away from the general hilarity. Lloyd improves on Blyton by actually being funny instead of just describing that the girls are funny without any real humour. It makes for much more enjoyable reading and even the requisite moralising on how young girls should behave feels less didactic than you'd expect (altho
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A laugh out loud school story - one of five set at Bramber Manor School.
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Joanna Lloyd was a pseudonym for Joan Coggin (1898-1980), who wrote detective novels under her own name, and girls' school stories under this assumed one.
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