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Elsie Jeanette Oxenham (1880–1960)

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The Abbey Girls in Town (1925) 117 eksemplarer
The New Abbey Girls (1945) 103 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls Again (1924) 95 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls (1920) 92 eksemplarer
Strangers at the Abbey (1953) 92 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls at Home (1929) 91 eksemplarer
Maid of the Abbey (1943) 86 eksemplarer
Robins in the Abbey (1947) 85 eksemplarer
The Abbey girls go back to school (1922) 83 eksemplarer
Jandy Mac Comes Back (1941) 82 eksemplarer
Selma at the Abbey (1952) 79 eksemplarer
Stowaways in the Abbey (1940) 78 eksemplarer
Schooldays at the Abbey (1938) 76 eksemplarer
Schoolgirl Jen at the Abbey (1950) 76 eksemplarer
Jen of the Abbey School (1927) 71 eksemplarer
A Dancer from the Abbey (1954) 71 eksemplarer
Two Joans at the Abbey (1945) 71 eksemplarer
The Song of the Abbey (1954) 67 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls Play Up (1942) 66 eksemplarer
The Girls of the Abbey School (1921) 64 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls Win Through (1928) 61 eksemplarer
Two Queens at the Abbey (1959) 60 eksemplarer
Secrets of the Abbey (1941) 60 eksemplarer
The Abbey Girls on Trial (1931) 60 eksemplarer
Rosamund's Tuckshop (1937) 58 eksemplarer
Girls of the Hamlet Club (1914) 58 eksemplarer
Tomboys at the Abbey (1957) 54 eksemplarer
Maidlin Bears the Torch (1937) 52 eksemplarer
Margery Meets the Roses (1947) 52 eksemplarer
Queen of the Abbey Girls (1926) 49 eksemplarer
Rosamund's Castle (2002) 43 eksemplarer
Goblin Island (1907) 41 eksemplarer
An Abbey Champion (1846) 40 eksemplarer
Maidlin to the Rescue (1600) 35 eksemplarer
Damaris Dances (1947) 34 eksemplarer
The Camp Mystery (2006) 33 eksemplarer
Guardians of the Abbey (1802) 33 eksemplarer
A Fiddler for the Abbey (1948) 32 eksemplarer
Rosamund's Victory (1933) 31 eksemplarer
Peggy and the Brotherhood (2005) 29 eksemplarer
Rachel in the Abbey (1951) 28 eksemplarer
Adventure for Two (1941) 26 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Wouldn't Make Friends (1909) 25 eksemplarer
The Secrets of Vairy (1947) 21 eksemplarer
Expelled From School (1930) 19 eksemplarer
The Testing of the Torment (1925) 19 eksemplarer
A Princess in Tatters (1908) 19 eksemplarer
Pernel Wins (1943) 18 eksemplarer
Schoolgirls and Scouts (1914) 18 eksemplarer
The Two Form-Captains (1921) 17 eksemplarer
The Junior Captain (1923) 15 eksemplarer
Rosaly's New School (1913) 15 eksemplarer
The School Without a Name (1924) 15 eksemplarer
Elsa Puts Things Right (1944) 15 eksemplarer
Daring Doranne (1945) 15 eksemplarer
The Girls of Gwynfa (1920) 14 eksemplarer
The Captain of the Fifth (1922) 14 eksemplarer
A Holiday Queen (1910) 14 eksemplarer
Ven at Gregory's (1925) 13 eksemplarer
Mistress Nanciebel (1910) 13 eksemplarer
Patience Joan, Outsider (1922) 13 eksemplarer
A School Camp Fire (1917) 12 eksemplarer
A Go-Ahead Schoolgirl (1919) 12 eksemplarer
The Girls of Squirrel House (1932) 11 eksemplarer
Deb Leads the Dormitory (1992) 11 eksemplarer
Patch and a Pawn (1940) 11 eksemplarer
The British Girl's Annual (1914) 11 eksemplarer
The Troubles of Tazy (1926) 11 eksemplarer
Damaris at Dorothy's (1937) 11 eksemplarer
The Tuck-Shop Girl (1916) 10 eksemplarer
The School of Ups and Downs (1918) 10 eksemplarer
Sylvia of Sarn (1937) 10 eksemplarer
The Second Term at Rocklands (1960) 10 eksemplarer
Peggy Makes Good (1928) 10 eksemplarer
A Divided Patrol (1992) 10 eksemplarer
The Conquest of Christina (1940) 10 eksemplarer
Patience and Her Problems (2023) 10 eksemplarer
New Girls at Wood End 8 eksemplarer
The Crisis in Camp Keema (1928) 8 eksemplarer
Deb at School 7 eksemplarer
The School Torment (1920) 7 eksemplarer
Jinty's Patrol (1934) 7 eksemplarer
Finding Her Family (1915) 7 eksemplarer
At School With the Roundheads (1915) 7 eksemplarer
The Girls of Rocklands School (1929) 6 eksemplarer
The Campfire Torment (1926) 6 eksemplarer
Deb of Sea House (1931) 6 eksemplarer
The Twins of Castle Charming (1920) 5 eksemplarer
The Reformation of Jinty (1933) 5 eksemplarer
The Third Term at Rocklands (1931) 3 eksemplarer
The Girls' Biggest Book (1936) 3 eksemplarer
The Bumper Book for Girls (1920) 2 eksemplarer
Rosamund's Castle 2 eksemplarer
Schoolgirls' Bumper Book (1937) 2 eksemplarer
Adventure in the Abbey 2 eksemplarer
Girls School Story Omnibus (1941) 2 eksemplarer
Our Girls' Story Book (1926) 1 eksemplar
Girls' Own Story Book (1959) 1 eksemplar
All's Well! (1915) 1 eksemplar

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Girls' Own Book (1959) 3 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Dunkerley, Elsie Jeanette
Andre navne
Oxenham, E.J.
Southport, Lancashire, England, UK
Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK
Ealing, West London, England, UK
Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK (Farncombe Road)
Southport, Lancashire, England, UK
girls' school story author
camp fire guardian
Oxenham, John (father)
Oxenham, Erica
Dunkerley, Roderic (brother)
Godfrey, Monica (biographer)
Camp Fire
Kort biografi
Born in Southport, Lancashire, in 1880 her real name was Elsie Jeanette Dunkerley. Elsie's first book was called Goblin Island. She wrote 87 books and a number of short stories for girls. Elsie passed away in a Worthing nursing home, in January 1960.



Although it's the 16th in the Abbey Girls series, it's the first one I have read. It is a school story, and it takes place in part at a school, but school life does not really take a central part. It's more about a group of girls and young women, the relationship between them, their coming of age, romance and so on.

It's a very cosy story, and the dialogue among the girls was occasionally witty and amusing. There is a lot of emphasis on sensible and practical behavior (as opposed to excessive, unhealthy daydreaming), on finding realization through helping others, being useful and fulfilling your duties, on the need to grow up and mature instead of becoming stagnated as girls...

With a "slice of life" style, it could be slow and uneventful for some readers, but it has its own charm, and it provides a fascinating glimpse of a past time.
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jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
A very nice boarding school for girls novel. It's by the same author of the "Abbey Girls" books, although this one is not part of a series. The author has a quite gentle style, quite soothing to read, and I enjoyed that the book focused on a test of character.

The story is about two schoolgirls who are best friends, but gradually one of them grows disappointed in the other because she realizes her friend is only focused on herself, and she is always taking and never giving. However, instead of drifting apart, she decides to stick by her friend and wait for the right moment to help her change and grow.

The whole thing readable and entertaining. Its main flaw is that it could have used a bit more subtlety sometimes. The "insensitive" friend's behavior is too egregious, and all the other girls are always on her case to an exaggerated extent. Nevertheless, it has a rather moving message about the value of friendship and generosity.
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jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
Still one of my favourite school series.
MaryBrigidTurner | Apr 22, 2020 |
Nothing special, but still perfectly readable. Very much about ethics, which is one of the strengths of the Abbey books.
JudithProctor | Sep 25, 2019 |

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