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A Fourth Form Friendship

(1911)
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Angela Brazil (pronounced "brazzle") (30 November 1868 ? 13 March 1947) was one of the first British writers of "modern schoolgirls' stories", written from the characters' point of view and intended primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. In the first half of the twentieth century she published nearly 50 books of girls' fiction, the vast majority being boarding school stories. She also published numerous short stories in magazines. Her books were commercially successful, were widely read by tween girls, and influential upon their readers. While interest in girls school stories waned after World War II, her books remained popular until the 1960s. They were seen as disruptive and a negative influence on moral standards by some figures in authority during the height of their popularity, and in some cases were banned by headmistresses in British girls' schools. While her stories have been much imitated in more recent decades, and many of her motifs and plot elements have since become clichs or the subject of parody, they were innovative when they first appeared. Brazil made a major contribution to changing the nature of fiction for girls. She presented a young female point of view which was active, aware of current issues and independently minded; she recognised adolescence as a time of transition, and accepted girls as having common interests and concerns which could be shared and acted upon.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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August 2018 : Paperback
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Title: A Fourth Form Friendship
Author(s): Angela Brazil
ISBN: 1-72454-185-4 / 978-1-72454-185-7
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: A Fourth Form Friendship
Author(s): Angela Brazil
ISBN: 1-72264-375-7 / 978-1-72264-375-1
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Fourth Form Friendship
Author(s): Angela Brazil
ISBN: 1-904417-99-X / 978-1-904417-99-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Girls Gone By
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