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@Free Book ë The Maids of La Rochelle õ Best Books, The Maids Of La Rochelle Author Elinor M Brent Dyer This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Maids Of La Rochelle , Essay By Elinor M Brent Dyer Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You A lovely story about characters I knew I ll see again all grown up.The first two La Rochelle books felt very like templates for Brent Dyer s later work, where it was possible to create a check list of things that appear in her books, all squashed into single books This was the first that felt much that it was creating its own fictional space and wasn t particularly sharing it with a collection of tropes. Finally we get to La Rochelle, the location which gives the series its name But not before we have been introduced to the drippy Temple sisters and their complicated family history And then there s the journey there EBD even manages to turn a fair weather sea crossing into a near death experience and it s not every writer that can do this just with sea sickness And then the story gets going Well I say story , but as usual this isn t EBD s strong point There is some mild and wholly unbelievable romance for the two older sisters, and a plot involving a white witch both of these run right to the end of the book but mostly it is a series of incidents and escapades which, from July onwards, include the Athertons from the previous La Rochelle books It is certainly not dull people go missing, there is scarlet fever, one sister publishes a book, another exhibits at the Academy, there s an attempted mob lynching, actual arson, a goat invasion, a play script and in between, the sisters visit the library and darn socks.EBD also seems to have thought Well, I might never write another book set on Guernsey , and so crammed in as much description of peasants, locations, and spooky local legends as possible She is not so tourist guidey at this stage in her career as she is by the time the Chalet School reaches Switzerland, but the dropping in of legends into casual conversation doesn t quite work.By the end of the book, Janie the only Maid left has become a lot less drippy, braced up by the wonderful Miss Ozanne one of EBD s memorable characters I suspect EBD had to sideline her in later books mainly to avoid her completely taking over Janie has done drippy quite convincingly, but she is much better once this phase is behind her Onwards and upwards I was delighted to find one of my teenage favourites in print again, thanks to Girls Gone By This is the story of three recently orphaned sisters, Elizabeth, Anne and Janie, after they move to Guernsey They struggle to fit in with the local people, but gradually make friends there are a couple of extremely low key romantic threads, too, which is about all I remembered of the book It ties in with some of the Chalet School books, giving the background to families who appear in some of the Guernsey books, and also gives some interesting viewpoints of village life on this small island in the early part of the 20th century There s some class consciousness which makes it seem rather old fashioned, so perhaps than the other customs and ways of talking, but overall I was very pleased to be able to re read this.Longer review written on re reading again