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Redheads at the Chalet School (The Chalet School #52)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  118 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright with light pencil marks. DJ included but has tape marks around the edges with pen ticks to titles at rear and is price clipped. Light crack to internal hinge
Published November 15th 1990 by Armada, London (first published 1964)
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Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I get the impression the cover illustrator read the relevant chapter, but may not have been a committed Chalet fan. We've not had brown and flame as the uniform for about five years. Don't dwell on the cover - go straight to the opening scene, Copper and her stepfather on the train, which is one of EBD's best starts ever.

In the last book, 'Jane', Va wrote a play in which a 'missing' character was identified by her long fair hair. This incredible stretch of the imagination may have been what insp
LH Johnson
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I think, I have to clarify the five star rating of this book. When it comes to Redheads, it is necessary to rate it on a wholly different level to the rest of the series. Whilst it's nowhere near the stunning The Chalet School in Exile in terms of quality, where Redheads scores high is on all round (and splendidly silly) amazingness.

This is an amazing book and it's one that sort of defies 'normal' critique. It's the one where Brent-Dyer decided to write about criminal gangs, nefarious p
Aug 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
One of the more exciting Chalet School books. Fifty-second in the original hardback series, this volume was first published in 1964.

Flavia is the new girl sent to school, and as we quickly learn the reason is to keep her safe from a criminal who wants revenge on her stepfather. There's a gripping climax after an enjoyable book that was difficult to put down at times.

Inevitably dated, and one has to suspend reality here and there... but definitely recommended to fans of the series.
Sarah Adamson
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I only read this book as an adult and enjoyed it. I think in some ways I would have got more out of it as a child because as an adult I can just see that this is Elinor's attempt to dramatise her books a bit more. The early books in the chalet series have drama and adventure but it is always fun and relevant. This book feels like she wanted to write a mystery book and slot it into her chalet series. I still really enjoyed it and recommend it but am very glad it comes later in the series so reade ...more
Flavia, whose father is a police inspector, is sent to the Chalet School to keep her safe from his enemies. Does this work? Of course not!
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Elinor M. Brent-Dyer was born as Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894, in South Shields in the industrial northeast of England, and grew up in a terraced house which had no garden or inside toilet. She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer. Her father, who had been married before, left home when she was three years old. In 1912, her brother Henzell d ...more
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