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The New School at Scawdale

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Aileen Carey, homeward bound from Australia, is about to meet her family for the first time. Naturally, then, her school days in England will contain much that is thrilling and exciting...

But, as if these things were not enough, Aileen and her sisters become 'evacuees' along with many others they take up quarters in a big house ideally situated, far in the country. This is
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published 1940 by Blackie & Son

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A really odd book for Brazil. I thought for sure I would enjoy this book more, but it simply does not go anywhere. I really did not feel the characters change at all over the course of this book. Still, I do enjoy school stories, and this lovely little addition is still a welcome one to my school stories collection. The main obstacles were never addressed, and some characters and scenes contribute nothing to the story. In fact, I am still not sure there even was a story here!

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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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