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The Encircled Heart: Josephine Elder, Girls Gone By, 2012 reprint. (First published 1951)

Two words from the same root came to mind as I started reading this book: absorbed and absorbing. Read more... )
feather_ghyll: drawing of a girl from the 1920s reading a book in a bed/on a couch (Twenties girl reader)
The Scholarship Girl at Cambridge: Josephine Elder Girls Gone By Publishers 2012

In this sequel to The Scholarship Girl, (I wrote about it in passing here) we Read more... )

I read the introduction etc after the main story. A short story by Joesphine Elder is included where a bunch of schoolgirls get their comeuppance - suggesting again the paucity of university stories for girls, even by this author, because you'd have thought GGBP would have put in a story of university life were a suitable one available.
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Evelyn Finds Herself: Josephine Elder. Girls Gone By, 2006.

As I said, I really enjoyed this book. It actively made me think about girlhood and growing up/developing because it treats the process far less superficially than most Girls Own books. Read more... )

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