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  • Title: Shocks for the Chalet School
  • Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
  • ISBN: 9780006904014
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback

  • Shocks for the Chalet School By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer In the few days before the beginning of term, Miss Annersley, Rosalie Dene and Matey receive the first two shocks of the book The first shock is the announcement by telegram of the imminent arrival of fire raiser Emerence Hope aged thirteen and eleven months from Australia, sent on recommendation of Con Mackenzie, formerly history teacher Miss Stewart Emerence is aIn the few days before the beginning of term, Miss Annersley, Rosalie Dene and Matey receive the first two shocks of the book The first shock is the announcement by telegram of the imminent arrival of fire raiser Emerence Hope aged thirteen and eleven months from Australia, sent on recommendation of Con Mackenzie, formerly history teacher Miss Stewart Emerence is a handful with no manners, who has never been told no The second is when, unexpectedly, Jack Maynard turns up from Canada with startling news about Joey The next shocks are for Bride Bettany, who returns to school to find that she and her circle are now the grandees of the school Bride herself is in for a worrying term due to family illness, but Elfie does provide her with a pleasant surprise after half term Excitements follow thick and fast By the time of the Christmas Play Emerence has been or less assimilated into the school and the last minute arrival of another visitor from Canada provides the nicest shock of the term.
    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.

    Shocks for the Chalet School By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer


    LH Johnson
    There s a point somewhere around Peggy that the Chalet School series seems to start to mark time a little The novelty of the Island setting has worn off, a batch of eminent faces have been shipped off to the Oberland and Canada respectively, and so we re left with a school that doesn t quite have the right feel to it because it s waiting for the status quo s to be restored But then there s Emerence, and everything comes back right again Shocks is the debut of Emerence Hope, a little firebug from [...]

    I first read this book about 35 years ago, and it was this edition, showing the mini skirted, long legged prefects wallowing in the mud I think I must have read it after enjoying Barbara because I don t remember being puzzled about who this Joey person in Canada was so, in the wrong order from the off and for years and years I had no idea that there are three books between them, one covering exactly the same term but at the new Swiss finishing branch Given EBD s inability to keep track of events [...]

    Emerence, a wild, unruly girl from Australia, is to be sent to the Chalet School It doesn t help that the entire sixth form have moved to the new finishing branch, just opened in the Oberland, so that this year s new prefects are all fairly inexperienced The main part of the book is a fairly run of the mill school story, although further shocks emerge during the term, including a surprise announcement from Canada, and the unearthing literally of an old well Elinor M Brent Dyer evidently decided [...]

    Emerence Hope, a spoiled, outspoken Australian youngster with a past penchant for setting fires, starts out to be a very compelling anti heroine in the best Brent Dyer style, but she soon fizzles out as she adapts to the Chalet School model Her unasked for presence at the school proves to be the biggest shock of the term Others are an unlikely accident to Miss Burnett pictured on the cover , big news from Joey which should not be such a shock we ve been down this road before , and the withdrawal [...]

    The most shocking book in the series First shock, Emerence Hope is being sent to the Chalet School by her parents, without even having been enrolled She s a mischief maker, her final act was to set fire to a small building on the property, and in the process, almost burning down her house and the neighbor s house as well Second shock, Joey has twins She s now got 8 children of course, her first babies were triplets.Thirdly, Miss Burnett disappears down a hole one day, whilst everyone is out in t [...]

    Verity W
    I honestly thought I d already read this, but when my copy of the unabridged version arrived from Girls Gone By, I realised that although I d read a lot of the books around it which reference Emerence s early exploits, the arrival of second twins which also feature in Oberland, which runs pretty much concurrently I think and the start of the end for St Briavels And it s a lot of fun Mary Lou isn t too annoying, Emerence is hair raising and the Christmas play doesn t take up too much of the book [...]

    Love the title of chapter 5 Miss Annersley Throws A Few Bombs What with chapter 9 Miss Burnett Creates A Sensation no better excuse could not be found for reading under the bedcovers by torch flash light

    Sarah Adamson
    The introduction of Emerance Hope Another great set of adventures for the chalet girls this one unusually lacking than a mention of Jo and her antics as she is in Canada Nice use of the guys Dr Jack and Mr Christie.

    At last, the arrival of Emerence Hope YES Bring it ON

    Jane Irish Nelson
    The shocks begin before the term even starts when the Head receives a cable from Australia to let her know a new pupil is on the way Then last term s Fifth Formers realize that some of them will be this year s prefects But one of their crowd, slated to be Games Pre, won t be returning after all, since her stepmother just died And that is just the beginning So much happens, this book is hard to put down.

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