EBD’s third Chalet School title, The Princess of the Chalet School, sees Jo and her peers well established as the School’s Middles, with plenty of fun. There is a new girl, and here EBD takes a scene used by other authors of her era – that of a princess whose identity is not known. There is also Matron, and how the Middles relieve the School of her ministrations is one of EBD’s best-loved episodes. And then of course there is the kidnapping …
The Armada paperback had those minor, frequent, cuts which leave out so much of the original story.
Adrianne Fitzpatrick has written an article on Matrons.
4 b & w plates by NKB.
The Princess of the Chalet School was published on 4th November 2014.