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AdvantagesGood characters, important book in the series, interesting from historical perspective

DisadvantagesWon't appeal to most people, hard to find full editions

...I have been reading Elinor M Brent-Dyer's 'Chalet School' books for about forty years, off and on. This lengthy series, which began in the 1920s, is about a girls? boarding school. It?s initially set in the Swiss Alps, then moved to various places in the UK during the war years. There are over fifty in the series, so inevitably some of them are rather similar and unmemorable, but others still...

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AdvantagesInteresting plot, good writing, realistic characters, good addition to the series

DisadvantagesOnly of interest to those who like 1950s teenage school stories

...I first discovered Elinor M Brent-Dyer?s ?Chalet School? books as a child of about nine or ten, looking for something different to read in my grandmother?s house. I was quickly captivated by these stories of a school in Austria, started by a young woman who needed to earn a living. Set in the first part of the 20th century, the books have a timeless feel to them, with characters that remain, in...

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AdvantagesThese books are very collectable but also very good reading time and time again

DisadvantagesHard backs with dust wrappers are hard to find. PB just not the same

...Madge has started the school to augment the slender family income and to improve the health of Jo. Before too long the school is embroiled in 'middles' pranks and thrilling disobedience which leads to the heroine Jo almost being killed. He school grows rapidly and the characters in this book set the scene for a further 57 books. No other Chalet series book can compare with the joy of reading...

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