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Jo Returns to the Chalet School (Armada S.) (original 1936; edition 1989)

by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

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Title:Jo Returns to the Chalet School (Armada S.)
Authors:Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (1989), Paperback, 160 pages
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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is the significant new girl of the term brought up in Victorian ways, with a governess who was at least 50 years out of date, and ideas about schools based on the worst of school stories.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. ( )
  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. ( )
  SylviaC | Dec 23, 2015 |
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