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For the Sake of the School   By: (1868-1947)

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For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil is a riveting coming-of-age novel set in a British boarding school in the early 20th century. The story follows the journey of protagonist Daphne Grant as she navigates the challenges and triumphs of her academic and personal life.

The book masterfully explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the importance of education. Daphne's character development is particularly captivating, as she evolves from a timid and uncertain girl into a strong-willed and independent young woman. Her determination to excel academically and prove her worth is inspiring, and readers will easily empathize with her struggles.

One aspect that stands out in this novel is Brazil's skillful portrayal of the school environment. The vivid descriptions of classrooms, dormitories, and communal spaces create a sense of authenticity and transport readers straight into the heart of the institution. The relationships formed between the students and the teachers are also beautifully depicted, with each character bringing a unique perspective to the story.

Furthermore, the narrative is brimming with delightful surprises and unexpected twists that keep readers engaged from beginning to end. The pacing is expertly controlled, ensuring that the story never loses momentum while still allowing for moments of introspection and personal growth. Brazil seamlessly weaves together various subplots, creating a rich tapestry of friendships, rivalries, and academic trials that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Moreover, the novel excellently addresses relevant societal issues of the time, such as gender roles and societal expectations. Daphne's determination to break free from the traditional limitations placed upon her as a young woman is both relatable and empowering. Brazil's nuanced exploration of these themes adds depth to the narrative and elevates it beyond a simple school story.

In terms of writing style, Brazil's prose is elegant and accessible, making the story accessible to readers of various ages. The dialogue is authentic and engaging, and the author's attention to detail brings every scene to life. The book is also enriched with beautiful illustrations that further enhance the reading experience.

Overall, For the Sake of the School is a captivating and heartwarming tale that will resonate with fans of coming-of-age and school stories alike. Angela Brazil's masterful storytelling, compelling characters, and exploration of important themes make this novel a true gem. It is a must-read for anyone seeking an enchanting journey of growth, friendship, and the pursuit of one's dreams.

First Page:

For the Sake of the School

BLACKIE & SON LIMITED 16/18 William IV Street, Charing Cross, LONDON, W.C.2 17 Stanhope Street, GLASGOW

BLACKIE & SON (INDIA) LIMITED 103/5 Fort Street, BOMBAY

BLACKIE & SON (CANADA) LIMITED TORONTO

[Illustration: "I felt I must speak to you"

Page 234

Frontispiece ]

FOR THE SAKE OF THE SCHOOL

by

Angela Brazil

Author of "The School on the Loch" "The School at the Turrets", &c.

With Frontispiece

Blackie & Son Limited London and Glasgow Printed in Great Britain by Blackie & Son, Ltd., Glasgow

TO THE SCHOOLGIRL READERS WHO HAVE SENT ME SUCH NICE LETTERS

Contents

CHAP. Page

I. THE WOODLANDS 11

II. A FRIEND FROM THE BUSH 24

III. ROUND THE CAMP FIRE 36

IV. A BLACKBERRY FORAY 51

V. ON SUFFERANCE 66

VI. QUITS 76

VII. THE CUCKOO'S PROGRESS 87

VIII. THE "STUNT" 104

IX. A JANUARY PICNIC 117

X. TRESPASSERS BEWARE! 130

XI. RONA RECEIVES NEWS 142

XII. SENTRY DUTY 156

XIII. UNDER CANVAS 170

XIV. SUSANNAH MAUDE 183

XV. A POINT OF HONOUR 194

XVI. AMATEUR CONJURING 208

XVII. A STORM CLOUD 221

XVIII. LIGHT 233

XIX. A SURPRISE 249

FOR THE SAKE OF THE SCHOOL

CHAPTER I

The Woodlands

"Are they never going to turn up?"

"It's almost four now!"

"They'll be left till the six thirty!"

"Oh, don't alarm yourself! The valley train always waits for the express... Continue reading book >>




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