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@Read Epub õ For the School Colours ⚢ It S The Limit Exploded Laura An Atrocious Shame Agreed Janet Gives Me Nerve Shock Mourned Ethelberga Gloomily You See, Continued Laura, Popping The Tray Of Her Box On To The Floor And Sitting Down On Her Bed, So As The Better To Address Her Audience You See, It S Been Plumped Upon Us Without Any Warning Miss Thompson Must Have Arranged It Long Ago, But She Never Let Out So Much As A Teeny Weeny Hint If I D Known Before I Came Back I D Have Asked Father To Give A Term S Notice And Let Me Leave At Christmas Crystal Clear, I Would Rather So Would This Child I Guess We All Should I Call It So Mean To Have Sprung It On Us Like This I Really Couldn T Have Believed It Of Miss Thompson She S Gone Down Miles In My Estimation I Can Never Feel The Same Towards Her Again Never Those Hawthorners Oh, To Think Of It What S The Matter Asked A Fourth Voice, As Another Girl, Still In Hat And Coat, And Carrying Her Travelling Bag, Entered The Dormitory Irma Is It You, Old Sport D You Mean To Say You Haven T Heard The News Yet Only Just This Minute Arrived, And I Ve Flown Straight Upstairs I Met Hopscotch In The Hall, And Asked, Am I Still In The Cowslip Room And She Nodded Yes, So I Didn T Wait For Any Has Anything Grizzly Happened You Re All Looking Very Glum We May Well Look Glum, Said Laura Tragically Something Particularly Grizzly S Happened You Remember That Day School At The Other Side Of The Town The Hawthorns Yes This book is like two stories in one, and it s the worse for it There s a boarding school story, which I loved, and a World War I homefront story, which I most certainly did not.The boarding school story was so, so much fun It s set at a school in a state of serious unrest You see, the local day school has closed, which means the boarding school in question will be absorbing many of those students and some of them will be GASP day students Which is, the old boarding girls are sure, completely terrible Worse, there will beday students from the old day school than there will be boarders from the school as it was I admit, for the first few pages I was worried, because those boarders are awful, horrible snobs, and their moaning takes over those first few pages in their entirety Fortunately for me, Brazil was also of the opinion that they were being awful, horrible snobs, and is almost as gleeful about cutting them down as I would be in her shoes And because they have the moral high ground, and this is an old fashioned boarding school story, the day students show up the boarders in ways that are effective without being anymean spirited than the boarders deserve These chapters were just so much fun to read, I wish the whole book had been set at school.However, the main character is a weekly boarder, meaning she goes home on the weekends Which leads to an opening for that WWI homefront story I mentioned In which the German neighbor is obviously evil of course, he s German and obviously a spy of course, he s German , despite the only real outward sign of his evilness is, of course, his Germanness There s an awful lot of fuss about him inheriting his father in law s property, which is really only suspicious because he s German, and the way he cares for his brother in law s family including his niece, who s friends with the main character , which is really only suspicious because he s German I ve no doubt at all that if he were a good Englishman and the niece were German, she would be see as a grasping, greedy little thing for all her moaning about not inheriting the property and her ingratitude at being given a place to live, money to live on, and her education paid for All without changing a thing other than their nationalities That aside, it isn t even a compelling story at all I can t get beyond the ant German tone because that s all there is to it I wish I d only read the chapters at the boarding school Those were far better written, and muchfun, than the other half of the book Those are worth reading The rest Not so much. This feels like two novellas, one much better than the other, awkwardly cobbled together through the device of having the protagonist be a weekly boarder The school story proper, about a very small school in which the boarders are a privileged class, dealing with a huge influx of day girls when a large day school is acquired by the school, is a lot of fun The clashes and power struggles between the boarders, who are determined to keep sole control over all school affairs and privileges, and the resentful day girls, are a lot of fun, especially when the day girls react to being banned from the Drama Club by refusing to play hockey for the school The heroine, a weekly boarder formerly form the day school, manages with the help of her super crush mentor the Lavender lady, manages to bring these warring groups together for the school colours The weekend plot is far less fun As well as extremely tedious odes to the pleasures of Brazil style poverty being forced to move to a huge house in the country with an accompanying cottage and extensive grounds, loving furnished with tastefully chosen antiques there is a confused wronged heiress WWII plot A young girl is apparently the rightful heiress to the Hall, despite it being straightforwardly left by her grandfather to her aunt to her husband, on the grounds that her Uncle is a naturalised German and should be interred Despite her uncle providing her family with a house, income and school fees, the book persists in depicting her as cruelly cheated and the rightful possessor of the Hall There s a lot of guff about a missing letter, a and German spying quick guess who the culprit is and a really unsatisfactory glued on ending None of it has anything to do with the first plot.Altogether, this one had a lotpotential, given the set up of the first plot, than it ever really managed Even the school plot is altogether too smoothly and easily resolved, given the depth of resentment that had been depicted between the two lots of girls. Another jolly good ripping yarn Set in a small, rather exclusive boarding school during the Great War that has suddenly taken over another local school and now its numbers have trebled with the advent of so many new girls The boarders are not fans of these new invaders and it splits the school right down the middle But it s not just a simple boarding school story it s as if the author wanted to write about four different books here You have the German neighbour suspected of being a spy because he s German, who also happens to be the crotchety old uncle of one of the girls and the landlord of one of the others great, adventurous subplot, but I d have likedat the school Also very untintentionally gay LOL Very, very dated But heaps of fun, if a bit heavy on with the epic patriotism.