The Chalet School in Exile

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer Nina K. Brisley

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The Chalet School in Exile

The Chalet School in Exile By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer Nina K. Brisley The Chalet School in Exile When Madge Bettany decides to start a school in the Austrian Alps little does she realize how such a small idea will so completely change her life Now in this classic series of books first publishe

  • Title: The Chalet School in Exile
  • Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer Nina K. Brisley
  • ISBN: 9781847450685
  • Page: 499
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  • The Chalet School in Exile By Elinor M. Brent-Dyer Nina K. Brisley When Madge Bettany decides to start a school in the Austrian Alps, little does she realize how such a small idea will so completely change her life Now, in this classic series of books, first published in the 1920s, join the Chalet School s first pupil, Joey Bettany, as she forges strong bonds of friendship with girls from Europe and America Independent, intelligent, resWhen Madge Bettany decides to start a school in the Austrian Alps, little does she realize how such a small idea will so completely change her life Now, in this classic series of books, first published in the 1920s, join the Chalet School s first pupil, Joey Bettany, as she forges strong bonds of friendship with girls from Europe and America Independent, intelligent, resourceful, and bold the girls of Chalet School make each new term and adventure.
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    1. Shawne on said:

      This is a book that grows deeper and impressive with age and, by age, I mean the age of the reader That s not often the case in boarding school fiction or in literature aimed at a younger readership But The Chalet School In Exile is that rare exception a brilliant, bold blend of history and fiction that s really quite exceptional for its time In a way, Elinor M Brent Dyer s plot for this entire book was a necessary one her fictional boarding school was located in the magnificent idyll of the Ti [...]

    2. Beth on said:

      Five stars on the strength of this book s year of publication 1940.It takes real foresight to depict the Nazis as accurately as Brent Dyer does here doing that barely into the start of World War II because surely this must have been written pre 1940s publication is astounding.This is still a school story, so almost everyone survives and Jo gets engaged and married and has triplets but even the usual shenanigans are tempered a little, in a surprisingly mature way, by the menace of the war.I ll ne [...]

    3. LH Johnson on said:

      I m surprised to realise that I ve not formally reviewed The Chalet School in Exile I ve mentioned it repeatedly across my blog, and made no bones of my admiration for it So now, it s time to redress the balance and let you know why and how this book is outstanding.Published in 1940, it became part of the narrative of the Second World War Authors working in this time had roughly two choices she says, generalising massively They could either acknowledge the war address it or ignore it Some of Bre [...]

    4. Sally on said:

      Setting a boarding school in Austria was such a great idea until World War II came along And obviously, not even a fictional school could stay put Loved this one, one of my favourites of the series Very much of the times and all the better for it I m glad E.M Brent Dyer didn t just pretend away the War and keep her girls in a cosy little AU.

    5. Mike on said:

      I can actually smell this book still, My sister bought it from a Jumble Sale for 5 whole pence, and she struggled to read it, every night out came this musty old book and every night I would hear the really slow adventure not get going until, one fateful night the book vanished heehee

    6. Isobel on said:

      It s only when I read the GGBP editions of Chalet School books that I realise just how much the Armada editions could cut out without ruining the books The version of this I originally read had a whole chapter cut It didn t really make much difference.There are really good, really interesting bits of this book, but mostly it meanders on about inconsequential nonsense and then has the really big stuff Joey s wedding, the triplets birth happen off screen.Joey is at her bizarre best, laughing at le [...]

    7. Kirsty Darbyshire on said:

      This was one of my favourite books as a child it combines two of what I thought as a child were the best settings for girl s stories boarding schools and the second world war The fact that the second world war is a really good setting is probably just due to growing up with children s literature in the 1970s and 1980s when it was a fairly major sub genre probably because many of the people writing children s books at the time had been children themselves in the war This book is different to othe [...]

    8. Kate Forsyth on said:

      Elinor Brent Dyer was an extraordinarily prolific author who wrote than 100 books in total, many of them in the famous Chalet School series about a 1930s girls school set in the Austrian Tyrol I ve been collecting them for years and had been searching for this one in particular the rare The Chalet School in Exile, set during the Nazis Anschluss of Austria The girls of the school fall foul of the Gestapo after trying to save an old Jewish man from being beaten to death, and have to escape Austri [...]

    9. Katherine on said:

      Another wonderful Chalet School book, this really intrigued me, especially as I have recently been studying that period of time in History in which the book was set For me, I was really quite saddened when the School leaves the Tiernsee for Guernsey I found it to be a pivotal moment in the book, and although Guernsey was probably a nice place, it could never take the place of Tyrol Robin surprised me a lot in this book I was still expecting her to be the clingy, angelic little girl that EBD has [...]

    10. Donna Boultwood on said:

      Wow, this episode of the chalet school was so exciting So much happened and it was so moving It was great to see how the war was brought into the story and what exciting adventures they had with hiding the league document and then escaping from the Germans And Jo How quickly her life changed Engaged, married and pregnant I loved the descriptions alluding to her pregnancy, that she wasn t well or mustn t be bothered with bad news Then Madge says is it all over It moved me to tears the scene in th [...]

    11. Carolynne on said:

      A seemingly innocent agreement to avoid conflict casts the Chalet School girls into danger, and they find it necessary to flee their beloved Tyrolean Alps and the beautiful Tiernsee for a new location for the school Madge settles on Guernsey, where she can borrow an estate for the duration of the war Oops As they struggle to safety, on foot Sound of Music style the musical, not real life , handsome young medic Dr Jack Maynard confesses his love for our young Joey, and they get engaged.

    12. Deborah on said:

      Best in the series for plot, action, character development, and adventure.Easily the worst for editing Did Chambers actually have an editor for this book It s not just the inconsistencies with previous books in the series I can forgive those, it was a different world then it s the inconsistencies within the book itself, even within chapters , that spoil what would otherwise undoubtedly be the best Chalet of them all.

    13. Sue on said:

      An important book in the lengthy Chalet School series, and one of my favourites Naziism arrives in Austria, forcing the school to re locate High drama surrounds the escape of a small group after a nasty incident, told with realism Joey, still a schoolgirl at heart at the start of the book, finally grows up and surprises her family and friends There are warm friendships, believable characters, and an extremely moving ending.

    14. Tria on said:

      One of the best books of the series Far better read in its unabridged state Chambers hardback or Girls Gone By paperback as the Armada abridged edition cuts a whole chapter and much , and makes a lot of references that remain nonsensical I ll leave a proper review for the book in the near future Just a note for war historians it s best read as a slight alternate universe with regard to the Guernsey plot.

    15. ^ on said:

      High drama, extremely well told too WW2 forces the school out of Austria What must it have felt like to read this book when it was first published in 1940, when London was being bombed night after night with high explosive the eventual victory of the Allies still lying in the distant future Elinor M Brent Dyer succeeds in producing realistic and lively action sensitively balanced with moments that I think any wartime child would have found greatly reassuring.

    16. Sarah on said:

      One of my favorites in this series There s quite a lot of history in this book, as it s set around the time of Hitler Joey and a few of the others have to escape from their home, and make their way to safety to another country, as they re under suspicion of espionage Joey gets engaged, and readers will be surprised as to what happens to her at the end

    17. Nicola on said:

      Finally, an unabridged version The cut down version of this instalment was fine enough but the original really is a wonderful addition to the series as well as being fully a transitional piece, I think.

    18. Laurel on said:

      Another book I want to read because it was recommended by Val McDermid as one of her childhood favorites.

    19. Tria on said:

      Unabridged hardback with facsimile dustwrapper 334 pages needs librarian editing Read 22 23 February 2014 for 2014 challenge.

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