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Elinor M Brent-Dyer


(Elinor Mary Brent-Dyer)
UK (1894 - 1969)

Elinor M. Brent-Dyer was born Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894. She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer. Gladys had a half-brother, Charles Arnold, who was a product of Charles Morris Brent Dyers' first marriage, but Charles junior never lived with his father.

Elinor, her mother, and her younger brother Henzell were abandoned by 'Charles Morris when Elinor was three years old. (Charles Morris eventually went to live with another woman and had a son -- another Charles)

Elinor was educated in South Shields, the same town where she was born. After finishing her education, she attended Leeds Training College and returned to teach in her home town. It was around this time that she adopted the name Elinor Mary Brent-Dyer.

In 1922, Elinor published her first book -- Gerry Goes to School, which went on to become the first of the La Rochelle titles.

She was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1930.

In 1933, Elinor and her mother moved to Hereford. For a while, Elinor was a commuting governess, but she eventually opened her own school in Hereford -- the Margaret Roper School. This school was closed in 1948. Elinor then devoted all her time to writing.

In 1964, following the death of her mother several years earlier, Elinor moved to Redhill. She died there in 1969, and her final book was published posthumously the same year.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
 
Series

 
Chalet School
1. The School At the Chalet (1925)
2. Jo of the Chalet School (1926)
3. The Princess of the Chalet School (1927)
4. The Head Girl of the Chalet School (1928)
5. The Rivals of the Chalet School (1929)
6. Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School (1930)
7. The Chalet School and Jo (1931)
8. The Chalet Girls in Camp (1932)
9. Exploits of the Chalet Girls (1933)
10. The Chalet School and the Lintons (1934)
11. The New House At the Chalet School (1935)
12. Jo Returns to the Chalet School (1936)
13. The New Chalet School (1938)
14. The Chalet School in Exile (1940)
15. The Chalet School At War (1988)
16. Highland Twins at the Chalet School (1942)
18. Gay Lambert At the Chalet School (1944)
19. Jo to the Rescue (1945)
20. Three Go to the Chalet School (1949)
21. The Chalet School and the Island (1950)
22. Peggy of the Chalet School (1950)
23. Carola Storms the Chalet School (1951)
24. The Wrong Chalet School (1952)
25. Shocks for the Chalet School (1952)
26. The Chalet School in the Oberland (1952)
27. Bride Leads the Chalet School (1953)
28. Changes for the Chalet School (1953)
29. Joey Goes to the Oberland (1954)
30. The Chalet School and Barbara (1954)
31. Tom Tackles the Chalet School (1955)
32. The Chalet School Does It Again (1955)
33. A Chalet Girl from Kenya (1955)
34. Mary Lou at the Chalet School (1956)
35. A Genius at the Chalet School (1956)
36. A Problem for the Chalet School (1956)
37. The New Mistress At the Chalet School (1957)
38. Excitements At the Chalet School (1957)
39. The Coming of Age of the Chalet School (1958)
40. The Chalet School and Richenda (1958)
41. Trials for the Chalet School (1959)
42. Theodora and the Chalet School (1959)
43. Joey and Co in Tirol (1960)
44. Ruey Richardson at the Chalet School (1960)
45. A Leader in the Chalet School (1956)
46. The Chalet School Wins the Trick (1961)
47. A Future Chalet School Girl (1962)
48. The Feud in the Chalet School (1962)
49. The Chalet School Triplets (1963)
50. The Chalet School Reunion (1963)
51. Jane and the Chalet School (1964)
52. Redheads at the Chalet School (1964)
53. Adrienne and the Chalet School (1965)
54. Summer Term at the Chalet School (1965)
55. Challenge for the Chalet School (1966)
56. Two Sams at the Chalet School (1967)
57. Althea Joins the Chalet School (1969)
58. Prefects of the Chalet School (1970)
Gay from China at the Chalet School (1944)
Lavender Leigh in the Chalet School (1944)
The Chalet School and Rosalie (1951)
The Mystery At the Chalet School (1970)
Chalet School Fete (1971)
A Rebel At the Chalet School (1974)
A United Chalet School (1988)
Visitors for the Chalet School (2000) (with Helen McClelland)
















 
 
 
 
 
Chalet School Omnibus
Head Girl of the Chalet School / Jo Returns to the Chalet School / Carola Storms the Chalet School (1982)
New House at the Chalet School / Three Go to the Chalet School / Mary-Lou at the Chalet School (1983)
Chalet School and Jo / Shocks for the Chalet School / Problem for the Chalet School (1984)
Head Girl of the Chalet School / Rebel at the Chalet School / Chalet School in Exile (1985)
Jo Returns to the Chalet School / New Chalet School / Three Go to the Chalet School (1986)
New House at the Chalet School Chalet School & Barbara / Mary-Lou at the Chalet School (1987)
Chalet School and Richenda / Trials for the Chalet School / Theodora and the Chalet School (1989)
Leader in the Chalet School / Chalet School Wins the Trick / Ruey Richardson at the Chalet School (1990)
Chalet School in Exile / Chalet School at War / Highland Twins at the Chalet School (1991)
The Chalet School and Rosalie / Mystery at the Chalet School (1994)
Princess of the Chalet School / Head Girl of the Chalet School (1995)
The Chalet School and Jo / Chalet School in Camp (1995)
Exploits of the Chalet Girls / Chalet School and the Lintons (1996)
Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School / Gay Lambert at the Chalet School (1996)
Trials for the Chalet School / Theodora and the Chalet School (1996)
Rebel at the Chalet School / New House at the Chalet School (1996)
Jo Returns to the Chalet School / New Chalet School (1996)
United Chalet School / Chalet School in Exile (1996)
Chalet School at War / Highland Twins at the Chalet School (1996)




 


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