Title: Deira Joins the Chalet School Author: Caroline German Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2010 Condition: New
'It looked to be a jolly school in a pleasant setting, and if she had been given the opportunity of a holiday at the Tiern See, she would have jumped at it. But boarding school? Not for an O'Hagan!' Motherless from birth, fifteen-year-old Deira O'Hagan is suddenly plucked from her tiny day-school in London and sent to Austria to become a boarder at the Chalet School. Accustomed to the adulation of the younger girls, who admire her vivid personality and Irish good looks, not to mention her reputation for outrageous pranks, she struggles to adjust to her new environment, not helped by some unexpected changes in her home circumstances. At the Chalet School Deira finds that the Staff expect her to work hard at her lessons, the Seniors are nonplussed by the arrival of such a firebrand in their midst and the Juniors are too preoccupied with their own concerns to be interested in a mere new girl. As for the Middles, though - that would be telling!