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Jo Returns to the Chalet School (1936)

by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

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Series: Chalet School hardback (12), Chalet School paperback (13)

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Jo Bettany has left the Chalet School but comes back to visit at the start of term.. only to find that sickness prevents her from returning home. So she begins writing a school story novel which she has been considering, and then gets co-opted into doing some teaching.

Meanwhile Polly Herriot is the significant new girl of the term brought up in Victorian ways, with a governess who was at least 50 years out of date, and ideas about schools based on the worst of school stories.

Very enjoyable as part of the Chalet School series - recommended to anyone who likes light teenage fiction of this kind. It's many years since I'd read this book and I'd forgotten just about all of it.

Latest full review here: https://suesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2021/05/jo-returns-chalet-school-elinor-m-b... ( )
1 vote SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
This one is good, too. It is very much a "staff" book, as much of it focuses on Jo as an acting member of the school staff. As Jo writes her first book, it is interesting to get some insight into a writing process that was probably similar to the author's. ( )
1 vote SylviaC | Dec 23, 2015 |
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Elinor M. Brent-Dyerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Brisley, Nina K.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bruce, KatherineContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cridland, ClarissaContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The girls of the Chalet School were all in their places for the assembly with which School always began on the first night of the term.
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