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The Luckiest Girl in the School

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Title:The Luckiest Girl in the School
Brazil, Angela   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
A Pair of Schoolgirls
An Exciting Term
Salmon, Balliol   
Published:   1919
Publisher:Frederick A. Stokes Company
Tags:adventure, children, fiction, girls, school stories

Winona Woodward lives at home with her widowed mother and her siblings but with the war on, times were difficult and her mother could ill afford to keep the house going.

So Mrs Woodward arranges for Winona to go and stay with her Aunt Harriet who arranges for her to take the scholarship examination for Seaton High School. She fears that she might flunk the examination but her knowledge of Edgar Allan Poe and Lady Jane Grey help her to win a scholarship and she duly attends Seaton High.

There she joins the Debating Club, the Patriotic Knitting Guild and the Dramatic Society and Literary Association and meets girls such as Garnet Emerson, Hilda Langley, Marjorie Kaye, Olave Parry and Joyce Newton. At first the girls find it difficult to accept Winona as she is a scholarship girl but once they get to know her, they all become the best of friends. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:115 Info

Author Bio for Brazil, Angela

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Angela Brazil (30 November 1868 – 13 March 1947) was one of the first British writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories", written from the characters' point of view and intended primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. In the first half of the 20th century she published nearly 50 books of girls' fiction, the vast majority being boarding school stories. She also published numerous short stories in magazines.

Her books were commercially successful, widely read by tween girls, and influential upon their readers. While interest in girls' school stories waned after World War II, her books remained popular until the 1960s. They were seen as disruptive and a negative influence on moral standards by some figures in authority during the height of their popularity, and in some cases were banned, or indeed burned, by headmistresses in British girls' schools.--Wikipedia.

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