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Publisher Description

“The Nicest Girl in the School - A School Story” is a classic girls' story by English author Angela Brazil. Much like the majority of Brazil's work, the story is set in a traditional English girls' school and follows the vicissitudes and triumphs of its young residents. A wonderfully-entertaining and charming tale, “The Nicest Girl in the School - A School Story” is ideal for young girls and those with an interest in the origins of schoolgirl literature. Angela Brazil (1868 – 1947) was an English author most famous for being one of the first writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories". Her stories were presented from the characters' point of view and were written primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. During the first half of the 20th century, Brazil published nearly 50 such books, with the vast majority being set in English boarding schools. Brazil's work had a significant influence on changing the nature of fiction for girls. Her charters were chiefly young females, active, independent, and aware. Brazil's books were often considered to be immoral and deviant, leading to their being burned or banned by many Headteachers in girls schools across Britain. Other notable works by this author include: “The School in the Forest” (1944), “Three Terms at Uplands” (1945), “The School on the Loch” (1946). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Young Adult
March 16
Read Books Ltd.

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