The peaceful life in the Austrian Tyrol is disturbed by the threat of war. Soon it becomes clear that the school must close. When some of the girls at the Chalet School stand up against a Nazi crowd, they face terrible punishment and are forced to flee for their lives into Switzerland.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
English girls at a very English boarding school, learning to be citizens of Europe and the world, but the Second World War's intervening with their education, and an even deeper education in humanity and human folly is about to ensue. I'm not sure how these books have stood the test of time so well, but they have. My Mum used to read them when she was a kid (she grew up during the war), then I started collecting them in (seriously abridged) paperbacks. Now Mum's … more