Title: Lavender Laughs in the Chalet School
Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
Publisher: Girls Gone By
Series: Chalet School, number 17
Lavender Leigh, taken to Dr Marilliar of Monica Turns Up Trumps fame, by her Auntie Sylvia because she is nervy and has little appetite, is sent to the Chalet School. Until the outbreak of WW2, Miss Leigh and Lavender had travelled about the world, collecting material for a series of Geographical Readers (Lavender Laughs In New Guinea, Lavender Laughs In Libya) and now Lavender is to laugh in the Chalet School. But laughing is not how she begins as she quarrels with sheepdog Bride Bettany, and upsets other people, resulting in an accident during a snow fight. But of course Lavender does laugh in the end ...
As our introduction we have Bryan Hall’s memories of Elinor as he talks to Ruth Jolly. Brian has only just
realised this connection, and his memories are new and absolutely fascinating.
Lavender was published in paperback by Armada as Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School with minor, frequent cuts.