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CS 06 Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer


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CS No 06

We published Eustacia in 2016, and sold out much too quickly. We are reprinting this now, but have not added any extras to our first edition.

Eustacia Benson, recently orphaned, is now living with her aunt in Taverton where the Bettany family lived before coming to Austria. Grizel Cochrane’s stepmother recommends the Chalet School. From the beginning Eustacia openly expresses her dissatisfaction with the school – including such things as feather beds (insanitary), shared dormitories, and being in the same class as girls of her own age. She does not endear herself to the girls, as she quickly becomes a tale teller and she flagrantly disregards rules which she feels should not apply to her, thus incurring the wrath of the prefects. During the half-term climb of the Stubai Glacier, the group get caught in a blizzard on the glacier, and Miss Wilson sprains her ankle. Later, Eustacia decides to run away.

Susan McMichael has written an introduction on Falling Down Cliffs: Rebels and Heroines in the School Story.

The Armada paperback had minor, frequent, cuts.

Eustacia was published on 18 June 2021.





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Elinor Brent-Dyer