October 24th, 2012

Girl's Own Annual

Girlsown-ish Roundup


We Three at School, Kathlyn Rhodes
Elinor M Brent-Dyer
The Maids of La Rochelle
Janie of La Rochelle
The Chalet School in Exile

We Three at School
The three of the title are sisters Cherry, Rosemary and Miranda Lucas, daughters of a famous novelist and his rather fragile wife. They’ve been well educated, but at home, until their forceful aunt insists that they go to school, to have the corners knocked off them and learn to be like other girls. Out of school ‘adventures’ (near drownings, kidnapping, broken legs in the snow) take up as much of the book as lessons and games do. Much of the plot is taken up by our heroines being persecuted by some spiteful, jealous girls (accusations of theft and cheating, what else?) apart from which the Lucas sisters have a jolly good time at school. The illustrations by E E Brier are very charming and the book is well written.
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