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A Popular Schoolgirl

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Ingred and her family must move from Rotherwood, their stately home, to a smaller Bungalow when their post-Great War finances take a turn for the worse. The story follows Ingred's year at school - now a boarder - where she is made form 'warden', and has to contend with new girl Bess who has moved into her former home.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published 1920 by Blackie & Son
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Sep 16, 2016 Majenta rated it liked it
Another of Angela Brazil's very-British-schoolgirl stories. Let the NAMES in this one jump out at you, mainly the names of the main character and her siblings.
An absolutely five-star romp if ever there was one! I must have paused at least a dozen times during this book to proclaim, "favourite!"

The story follows Ingred during one year in her life at school. It is set immediately after the First World War, and the family are expecting to move back into their large house, which was taken over by the Red Cross during the war. However, finances are such that they can't do this and must move into a much smaller place. Ingred must now become a boarder at her
Dec 29, 2012 Kirsti rated it really liked it
Four stars for the story, but Ingred deserves far less than that. As a main character I could never like her, and in fact found Bess to be the more interesting one. I wish she had stepped up sooner and gotten over her jealousy, she came across as a sulk for three quarters of the book! Still enjoyed the story though, so we'll go with four stars for this one.
Mar 01, 2015 Intan rated it it was ok
I would've rate this book in 4 or 5 stars if I were still teenager. Too bad it's no longer my cup of tea. It's a good book though.
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Excellent book.
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The Great War has ended, Mr. Saxon and his two eldest sons have returned unharmed, and the Saxon family is reunited. During the war, their home was in use as a hospital, but now Ingred is hopeful of returning. But their finances have taken a hit, so they must rent it out, and live in a suburban cottage they own. In addition, instead of being a day girl, Ingred will be a weekly boarding, living in the new hostel at her school. She finds this a distinct blow. Other changes occur at school as well. ...more
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Born in Preston, Lancashire in 1868, Angela Brazil (pronounced "brazzle") was the youngest child of cotton mill manager Clarence Brazil, and his wife, Angelica McKinnel. She was educated at the Turrets - a small private school in Wallasey - and then, when the Brazils were living in Manchester, at the preparatory department of the Manchester High School, and (as a boarder) at Ellerslie, an exclusiv ...more
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