Présentation de l'éditeur
Many sections of the book have been not only revised but expanded; more details are included about Chalet School locations; and a whole new chapter covers Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's birth centenary and the amazing growth of the Chalet School legend during the 1990s. The book also includes several new illustrations and an appendix on the sometimes problematic chronology of the Chalet School series.
"Documentary research and many interviews with friends and relatives of Elinor M. Brent-Dyer are put together in an absorbing book which presents her in the round, her unattractive traits and her passionate ambitions, her abundant energy and her eccentricities. Students of children's literature will be especially grateful for the careful analysis of readers' opinions and fan letters ... The fact that the biographer has not tried to sum up or dogmatise does her credit; the facts she has amassed are used to delineate a fallible, complex and fascinating person." Margery Fisher