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The School at the Chalet by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
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Oct 16, 2011

really liked it
Read on October 16, 2011

Just re-read this book after many, many years. Still a good read! Rather dated in content, of course - attitudes to girls' capabilities, for instance - although they were probably quite liberated at the time. Madge is clearly a well educated, well travelled, highly motivated and independent woman despite her brother's concern for her managing without a man. Although there is some condescension towards the 'peasants,' everyone behaves politely or is brought to see the error of their ways. Obviously all that did not occur to me when I was reading the books as a child. I just longed to be in a world where I could learn languages so easily, and have such fun with wonderful friends like Joey. I heard a programme on Radio 4 recently which inspired me to seek the Chalet School books out again and I'm so pleased I have. Just need to find them now! Cumbria Library services only had one!

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