The Chalet School Books and Why I’m Obsessed with Them
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The Chalet School Books and Why I’m Obsessed with Them

Frühstück. Abendessen. The Speisesaal. Kafee und Kuchen. If you’re familiar with these words, chances are it’s because you’re as obsessed with the ‘Chalet School’ books as I am (or maybe you just know German). The ‘Chalet School’ is a series of books by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer about a girls’ boarding school in Tirol, Wales, and Switzerland, published … Continue reading

Emma – Jane Austen
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Emma – Jane Austen

I am so glad I read Emma after Mansfield Park. It restored my faith in Austen and was a refreshing change in many ways. Not only did I love the story, the characters, and the pacing, but I also loved that Emma is different from the usual Austen heroine. She is rich and beautiful, so immediately the problem of marrying … Continue reading