Rosamund definitely qualifies - there's a lovely moment in Ruey
where Len comments that Rosamund is helping a lost new girl or something.
I agree with all the views expressed on 'Exile' and the Tyrol years generally. A book that I would put forward as breaking new ground (I'm not sure about defining it as 'seminal') is 'Jo to the Rescue'. It is the first of a short series of holiday books, takes place away from the school, features some of the best-loved characters, and shows that Jo has made the transition from school girl to young mother. There are lovely family scenes with an off duty Jem, too.
Would others see it as an experiment by EBD? It works for me - far better than some of the other 'holiday' books.
Yeah, I really like Rescue
. It's more in the vein of some of the La Rochelle books than other CS stories - even Reunion
doesn't do anything like introduce a new character, and the other ones are more like kid's adventure stories like Lorna Hill's.
I'm surprised that the Peace League wasn't kept on as a school tradition - I could see a yearly meeting about the history of the school during the war, and students who reached a certain age being allowed to sign the document themselves, and a moment of silence for Old Girls on both sides of the conflict who died or disappeared.
Me too. Especially considering there must have been at least some old girls trapped behind the Iron Curtain, so it would still have been very relevant.