10/08/2000

Bride leads the Chalet School (by Elinor M Brent-Dyer)


Yet another in the epic series by Elinor M Brent-Dyer about the fictional Chalet School, run on humanitarian and Christian principles for girls.

In this book, Bride (a rather odd abbreviation for Bridget), niece of the original founder of the school, gets a huge shock when she is asked to take on a new responsibility that she really doesn't want. All in all, she has a difficult term.

There are a few interesting philosophical discussions in the book about education, outlining the ideas of the time, which in general were very much against child-led learning.

Not a particularly special book (some of them are much more moving and interesting) but it's a pleasant light read.

(You can also read my slightly longer review of 'Bride Leads the Chalet School' which was written on re-reading ten years later)

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