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Angela Brazil (1868-1947) was one of the first British writers of the "modern" School Girls' Stories genre - written from the characters' point of view. Along with her sister Amy, Angela studied at Heatherley School of Fine Art in London.

She was quite late in taking up writing, developing a strong interest in Welsh mythology, and at first wrote a few magazine articles on
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published 1917 by Blackie & Son
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Mhairi Gowans
Jan 06, 2013 Mhairi Gowans rated it it was ok
This was my first Angela Brazil book. I wished to read this author since reading in 'You're a Brick Angela' that she was one of the pioneers of the school girl genre I love so much. However, I highly disliked Raymonde, the main character, as being rather mean, self centred and childish. She and her friends (who never really gain distinct characters - except for the rather pathetic Fauvette)don't seem to care much for anything except their own amusement. Unlike other madcap pranksters in other sc ...more
Jane Irish Nelson
Raymonde is the title "Madcap" and with her coterie of friends is up for any amusements that come her way.

I found it odd that so many of the girls had such strange names -- besides Raymonde, her friends include Ardiune, Aveline, Fauvette, Morvyth!
Kirsti
Jan 13, 2013 Kirsti rated it liked it
I didn't mind this one, but it's not her best. Her characters aren't very 'sporty' here, and never really get the proper punishment for the naughtiness they get up to on every second page. Really, because there is no development in the characters, it kind of makes the book seem pointless. The Grange seemed a prison in this one, and I had to agree with the school girls that if they had more leniency they might not have been so bad all the time.
Elizabeth Lund
Nov 28, 2012 Elizabeth Lund rated it did not like it
Gosh, I hated this. Made it to about page 20 before the mean-spirited pranks made me give up.
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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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