Title: The New School and Hilary
Author: Winifred Darch
Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers
When Hilary Fane’s father is killed, lack of money forces her to leave St Ursula’s, her first-class boarding school, to live with her insensitive and snobbish Cousin Beatrice. Even worse, she has to become part of the new Sixth Form at Uffington High School, which has only been in existence for once term and includes girls like the vulgar and undisciplined Edna Norris. Hilary is thrilled to find that an old St Ursula’s girl, Judith Wingfield, has been appointed as a teacher, but their friendship has to face difficulties. Hilary needs all her grit and determination, as well as new friends, in the struggle to make Uffington High School ‘the best school of all’.
Sue Sims has written an introduction on Winifred Darch, Mary Cadogan has written a new article appraising The New School and Hilary, and there is also an article by Sally Dore. The book includes the original colour frontispiece and four black-and-white plates.
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