Helen Barber published her first Chalet School fill-in, A Chalet School Headmistress, in 2004, and a new edition (with an extra short story) came out in November 2017. She is the author of three Chalet School prequels, including Last Term at Taverton High, which is still in print. She has also written numerous articles and short stories in Elinor Brent-Dyer’s world including Chalet School World, a collection of stories all specially written by Helen to span the entire series. She also has written a short story as the extra for Janie of La Rochelle. Helen, an M.E. sufferer, grew up in Durham and now lives in Wales. She has a PhD for her research into the works of Plautus. She is a keen amateur musician, her chief instruments being the violin and the harp.