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Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories 01 (Volume One) by Sue Sims and Hilary Clare


Please also see information under Volume Two and Volume Three. All three Volumes make up The Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories.

Reviews for Volume One

Kit Kidman: Just to CONGRATULATE you, the writers and your veritable army of assistants, for Volume 1 of the Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories. A superb achievement in all respects. An obvious labour of love told with great sympathy and a delightful peppery humour (I laughed like a drain at several points). I’m not myself particularly interested in girls’ school stories as such, having only read Enid Blyton’s contribution to the genre plus a single Chalet School title, but this offers so much more over and above its main subject. I’ve been GLUED to it, positively DEVOURED it, and can only be glad that there are a whole two more volumes to come!

Frances Lamb: I would also like to add my voice to those praising your Encyclopaedia of School Stories. I am lucky enough to have the original edition but yours is so much better. I am very impressed.

The contents list is as follows:

Volume One (pages 1-224) – roughly 300 illustrations in black and white
Typesetting the Encyclopaedia
The Critical Response
Researching the Encyclopaedia 
Apologia and Explanation
Authors A-F –
Adult School Fiction
8 page colour section with 32 colour illustrations

The Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories Volume One was published on 24th July 2020.



Additional information


Hilary Clare, Sue Sims