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  • Title: The Maids of La Rochelle
  • Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
  • ISBN: 9781847451026
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback

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    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.


    Katherine Bruce
    The key themes and events of this book revolve around legends concerning witchcraft are addressed most strongly in this book (although there are hints of them in others - EBD clearly finds the supernatural intriguing!). By setting a story in the foreign-but-still-English atmosphere of Guernsey, EBD is able to begin introducing foreign characters and ideas in a way that will clearly influence her later work. The three Temples are interesting characters, but it is Pauline Ozanne who is clearly the [...]

    Finally we get to La Rochelle, the location which gives the series its name. But not before we have been introduced to the drippy Temple sisters and their complicated family history. And then there's the journey there - EBD even manages to turn a fair-weather sea-crossing into a near-death experience (and it's not every writer that can do this just with sea-sickness) And then the story gets going. Well - I say 'story', but as usual this isn't EBD's strong point. There is some mild and wholly unb [...]

    I was delighted to find one of my teenage favourites in print again, thanks to 'Girls Gone By'. This is the story of three recently orphaned sisters, Elizabeth, Anne and Janie, after they move to Guernsey. They struggle to fit in with the local people, but gradually make friends; there are a couple of extremely low-key romantic threads, too, which is about all I remembered of the book. It ties in with some of the Chalet School books, giving the background to families who appear in some of the Gu [...]

    A lovely story about characters I knew I'll see again all grown up.The first two La Rochelle books felt very like templates for Brent-Dyer's later work, where it was possible to create a check-list of things that appear in her books, all squashed into single books. This was the first that felt much more that it was creating its own fictional space and wasn't particularly sharing it with a collection of tropes.

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