Boarding School Stories

Classic authors of this genre include Enid Blyton, Elinor Brent-Dyer, Antonia Forest, Clare Mallory, Dorita Fairlie Bruce and others.
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Comments Showing 1-13 of 13 (13 new)

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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Sorry, it occurred to me after I added it that The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler is not about a boarding school.


message 2: by Cindy (new)

Cindy It's interesting to me how many of these books are fantasy.


message 3: by willaful (new)

willaful Daddy-Long-Legs doesn't really fit, she's at college, not boarding school.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads This is also true of The Secret History.


message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane How is "The Picture of Dorian Grey" a book about Boarding School?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Vanity Fair is set at a boarding school in ONE CHAPTER out of an 800+ page novel.


message 7: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Boarding schools are the ones that the kids/teens/college[ Lives in] stay in. So yes college ones can count but if the main character lives at the college.


message 8: by Jane (last edited Jun 10, 2015 11:44PM) (new)

Jane I deleted "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Picture of Dorian Grey", because it is never ever about a boarding school.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Madeleine is set in an orphanage - A Little Princess is indeed set in a boarding school. (Sara Crewe is the only orphan there.)


message 10: by Lolade (new)

Lolade I stand corrected; you are right!


message 11: by Lu (new)

Lu checked for duplicates 9 removed


message 12: by Jules (new)

Jules If I made a queer-vibes boarding school list, would anyone help me compile? I don't have many in mind but I want that list pretty badly.


message 13: by SamSpayedPI (last edited Dec 01, 2019 05:27AM) (new)

SamSpayedPI Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Madeleine is set in an orphanage - A Little Princess is indeed set in a boarding school. (Sara Crewe is the only orphan there.)"

Madeline is about a boarding school, not an orphanage.

Daddy-Long-Legs is set at a women's college, not a "boarding school." I'd let it go if it were a college in England, but in the U.S. "college" is the equivalent of university.

Mandy is set at an orphanage.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is set, I'm practically certain, at a day school.

Little Town on the Prairie was definitely a day school (Laura, while teaching, stayed with a local family, as the school was too far from her home).


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