Title: Kennelmaid Nan Author: Elinor M Brent-Dyer Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2011 Condition: New
Seventeen-year-old Annabel (Nan) Peters, has always longed to be a vet but she fails her General Certificate. The Head of her school contacts a friend of hers, Miss Frome, who runs the Assisi Kennels, and is in need of an assistant. Miss Frome agrees to take Nan on a six months trial, and gives her one warning - to always tell her the truth.. Miss Frome is kind but Averil Pearson, the senior assistant, is unfriendly and makes things difficult for Nan.
The description of duties of a kennelmaid at that time are completely accurate, and are born out by the introduction by Adrianne Fitzpatrick, which reveals how a young woman called Stella went to work at Michaelchurch Court (the known setting for Elinor’s Chalet books).