Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Just Read: Swiss School
By Mabel Esther Allen
Girls Gone By Publishers, Radstock, 2017
I am slowly collecting as many school stories by Mabel Esther Allan as I can find, and this is a shiny new reprint produced by Girls Gone By which I received as a birthday present from my family in the US.
I was especially thrilled to find this was not a stand-alone story but introduced an old friend from "Three Go To Switzerland", Hanni Werter, who befriends the newly arrived Felicity and introduces her to a way of life vastly different from that of her previous co-educational and very progressive school in the Welsh mountains.
There are trials and tribulations, misunderstandings and spats between girls, as you would expect in a school story, but Felicity is a nicely-drawn character and is is a pleasure to read how she settles in the new school and manages to cram in adventures too.