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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.]

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Angela Brazil (1868-1947) was a British writer of children's books which were mainly about girls. Brazil (pronounced 'Brazzle') was born in Preston, Lancashire. She was educated at girls schools, both day schools and boarding schools. She used her experience at these schools as a basis for the books she wrote. Brazil wrote accurately about school girl life and often included slang expressions used by young women in these schools. This realistic approach led to the banning of her books by some teachers. Her first book, A Terrible Tomboy was published in 1905. This was followed by 40 more books written throughout her life. She did not write in series like some other authors. All of her books have different characters and stories. She also wrote a large number of short stories for children's annuals. (West Midlands Literary Heritage)

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