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A Pair of Schoolgirls

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Title:A Pair of Schoolgirls
Brazil, Angela   
(3 of 4 for author by title)
Queen of the Dormitory and Other Stories
The Luckiest Girl in the School
Published:   1912
Publisher:Blackie and Son Limited
Tags:adventure, fiction, girls, school stories

It was precisely five minutes past eleven on the first day of the autumn term, and Avondale College, which for seven whole weeks had been lonely and deserted, and given over to the tender mercies of paperhangers, painters, and charwomen, once more presented its wonted aspect of life and bustle.

"The old Coll. looks no end," said Grace Russell. "It's so smart and spanky now—one hardly knows it! Pictures in the classrooms, flowers on the chimneypieces, a stained glass window in the lecture hall, busts on brackets all along the corridor wall, and the studio floor polished! Every single place has been done up from top to bottom."

"I'd like it better if it didn't smell so abominably[11] of new paint," objected Noëlle Kennedy. "When I opened the studio door, the varnish stuck to my fingers. However, the school certainly looks much nicer. Why, even the book cupboard has been repapered." [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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