Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School

Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School In this story which is one of a series featuring the inhabitants of the Chalet School in the Austrian Tyrol a newcomer Lavender Leigh a conceited ignorant child has some hard lessons to learn
  • Title: Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School
  • Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
  • ISBN: 9780006929468
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, In this story which is one of a series featuring the inhabitants of the Chalet School in the Austrian Tyrol, a newcomer, Lavender Leigh, a conceited, ignorant child has some hard lessons to learn.
    Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer,
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    1. Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

      Elinor M Brent Dyer was born as Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894, in South Shields in the industrial northeast of England, and grew up in a terraced house which had no garden or inside toilet She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer Her father, who had been married before, left home when she was three years old In 1912, her brother Henzell died at age seventeen of cerebro spinal fever After her father died, her mother remarried in 1913.Elinor was educated at a small local private school in South Shields and returned there to teach when she was eighteen after spending two years at the City of Leeds Training College Her teaching career spanned 36 years, during which she taught in a wide variety of state and private schools in the northeast, in Middlesex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, and finally in Hereford.In the early 1920s she adopted the name Elinor Mary Brent Dyer A holiday she spent in the Austrian Tyrol at Pertisau am Achensee gave her the inspiration for the first location in the Chalet School series However, her first book, Gerry goes to school, was published in 1922 and was written for the child actress Hazel Bainbridge Her first Chalet story, The School at the Chalet, was originally published in 1925.In 1930, the same year that Jean of Storms was serialised, she converted to Roman Catholicism.In 1933 the Brent Dyer household she lived with her mother and stepfather until her mother s death in 1957 moved to Hereford She travelled daily to Peterchurch as a governess.When her stepfather died she started her own school in Hereford, The Margaret Roper School It was non denominational but with a strong religious tradition Many Chalet School customs were followed, the girls even wore a similar uniform made in the Chalet School s colours of brown and flame Elinor was rather untidy, erratic and flamboyant and not really suited to being a headmistress After her school closed in 1948 she devoted most of her time to writing.Elinor s mother died in 1957 and in 1964 Brent Dyer moved to Redhill, where she lived in a joint establishment with fellow school story author Phyllis Matthewman and her husband, until her death on 20th September 1969.During her lifetime Elinor M Brent Dyer published 101 books but she is remembered mainly for her Chalet School series The series numbers 59 books and is the longest surviving series of girls school stories ever known, having been continuously in print for than 70 years 100,000 paperback copies are still being sold each year Among her published books are other school stories family, historical, adventure and animal stories a cookery book, and four educational geography readers She also wrote plays and numerous unpublished poems and was a keen musician.In 1994, the year of the centenary of her Elinor Brent Dyer s birth, Friends of the Chalet School put up plaques in Pertisau, South Shields and Hereford, and a headstone was erected on her grave in Redstone Cemetery, since there was not one previously They also put flowers on her grave on the anniversaries of her birth and death and on other special occasions.

    306 thoughts on “Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School”

    1. This is a familiar story new girl, well traveled, doesn t fit in but somehow it s transformed into something here First, it focuses on the Juniors, which Brent Dyer doesn t do much Their squabbles and immaturity are entertaining and ring true, and their growing up feels well paced and natural There s no wiser friend who s been at the school longer and is older than her age to guide them instead, they all need to do some growing up, to varying degrees It makes for a believable story And second, [...]

    2. Coming up with new girls for a boarding school series that spans close to sixty books is no laughing matter Indeed, Elinor M Brent Dyer herself faced just such difficulties nearer the end of the Chalet School series, when the new girls who turned up were increasingly characterless and unmemorable That s not a problem she suffers in Lavender Laughs, however, which very effectively traces the trials and tribulations of the titular Ms Leigh when she s suddenly plunged into a regimented routine very [...]

    3. MASSIVE GRUMBLE WARNING EBD s editor, whose eyesight had been in decline for some years, went on long term sick leave at around this point, but at least she managed to make sure Biddy O Ryan got her proper surname back I m just desperate to know what Mary Shand did over the holidays, to get herself demoted from head girl to library prefect and why Vicky McNab is now training to be a nurse instead of a doctor It s a shame, really, that EBD didn t have Daisy s memory Daisy manages to have perfect [...]

    4. I have a soft spot for Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School for some very particular reasons Published in 1943, during both the real Second World War and the Chalet School wartime books, it s a tightly domestic book that still manages to deliver some intense ideological messages.It is, as ever, the first term of our titular new girl Lavender is a strange little creature, cossetted and nervous from her odd lifestyle where she travelled the world with her Auntie who then wrote books about their adv [...]

    5. The 17th book of the series rehashes a familiar plot snobby priggish girl who hasn t been to school before finds it difficult to adjust to school life, in this case the titular Lavender Leigh I wasn t able to get hold of book 16, Highland Twins at the Chalet School, in which Jack is missing at war for some time, and Jo thinks he is dead As a result in this book, she is rather delicate, having had a difficult time of it, and she doesn t see too many people Of course, near the end of the book it i [...]

    6. Again not particularly pleased by the extras in the Girls Gone By edition all could have gone into a new, separate series companion in considerably less irritating fashion, and could have done with an independent editor not associated with the fan club s There s a lot of unnecessary exposition I also don t like the amount of advertising for what is basically published fanfiction and half of it not even good at the back of this edition I would be far happier with the unabridged Lavender with no e [...]

    7. Lavender Leigh, the heroine of a series of girls books, has difficulty adjusting to the Chalet School She is arrogant and deluded about her own abilities But never fear Jo Maynard, herself the author of a series of girls books, is able to nudge Lavender into reforming enough to become a genuine Chalet School girl Not an original plot for Brent Dyer However, the difficult girl learns to improve her personality through hard work and careful guidance theme is to me a entertaining plot than the un [...]

    8. Don t think I ll ever be too old to enjoy the Chalet School books and what a joy to find a couple on ebay.The basic storyline might be the same as ever slightly troubled girl arrives at school, only to fit right in by the end of term as the Chalet School works its magic but I love the characters as old friends and can still laugh at the exploits of the schoolgirls and Jo Maynard herself The language and slang may be different but really, girls are girls an schools are schools and there s not tha [...]

    9. I don t remember reading this one before, or perhaps the abridged version was that appallingly doneLavender Laughs is another one of the strong wartime entries that EBD managed to deliver with depth and warmth Miss Wilson is brilliant and her friendship with the Head is finely drawn there s a chapter between Robin and Daisy discussing Jo that throws her character redevelopment and the household into sharp relief and the Juniors are actually sketched into a genuine cast, unlike previous efforts

    10. Another enjoyable episode of the Chalet School, with many of the Bettany and Russell children beginning to enter the story I have not yet bought Highland Twins, but the war books are slowly bringing in new characters in the younger years, with stalwarts of the Austrian school now having nearly all left.

    11. Lavender is a spoilt girl who has travelled around the world with her aunt She goes to the Chalet School and has the inevitable clashes A bit like Eustacia in plot, but still a good light read.Original title Lavender Laughs at the Chalet School I have one of the hardbacks of this name.

    12. Lavender s travelled all over the world with her auntie, who writes children s books However, because of the war, Lavender s forced to go to the Chalet School It s a big change for her, never having gone to school before She has a rocky start, but eventually, everything works out for the best.

    13. Great story, as always What a horrible girl lavender starts off being I did wonder if she might be the one bad egg who doesn t change, but she does Great advice from joey makes her grow up Funny ending

    14. Lavender has never gone to school, and if she had her way, she wouldn t be going now But her Aunt Sylvia, with whom she has traveled the world, has been called up, and needs find somewhere for Lavender, especially since her health has become a worry So the doctor recommends school Not just any school, but the Chalet School Lavender gets off to a bad start, since she resents being there at all, and in a class with younger girls, especially Bride Bettany who tries her hardest to help Lavender who [...]

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