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MARIENAU: A Daughter's Reflections By Annemarie Roeper, Karen Mireau
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In 1929, Max and Gertrud Bondy opened the doors to Marienau, a progressive boarding school in rural Germany. After fleeing the Nazis in 1939, their daughter Annemarie and her husband George founded... More > The Roeper School, still thriving today. These are Annemarie’s intimate memories of her childhood at Marienau. They render a portrait of the milieu that would birth the Bondy/ Roeper family’s humanitarian philosophy—one that would evolve to profoundly impact the history of gifted education.< Less
Glyn Severn's Schooldays By George Manville Fenn
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Manville Fenn (3 January 1831, Pimlico – 26 August... More > 1909, Isleworth) was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.Fenn, the third child and eldest son of a butler, Charles Fenn, was largely self-educated, teaching himself French, German and Italian. After studying at Battersea Training College for Teachers (1851–54), he became the master of a national school at Alford, Lincolnshire. He later became a printer, editor and publisher of short-lived periodicals, before attracting the attention of Charles Dickens and others with a sketch for All the Year Round in 1864. He contributed to Chambers's Journal and Once a Week. In 1866, he wrote a series of articles on working-class life for the newspaper The Star. These were collected and republished in four volumes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manville_Fenn< Less
Burr Junior By George Manville Fenn
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Manville Fenn (3 January 1831, Pimlico – 26 August... More > 1909, Isleworth) was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.Fenn, the third child and eldest son of a butler, Charles Fenn, was largely self-educated, teaching himself French, German and Italian. After studying at Battersea Training College for Teachers (1851–54), he became the master of a national school at Alford, Lincolnshire. He later became a printer, editor and publisher of short-lived periodicals, before attracting the attention of Charles Dickens and others with a sketch for All the Year Round in 1864. He contributed to Chambers's Journal and Once a Week. In 1866, he wrote a series of articles on working-class life for the newspaper The Star. These were collected and republished in four volumes. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manville_Fenn< Less
Miss Fotheringay’s Rule By Robert Emerson
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This fantasy tale is set during a glorious Edwardian summer, when beautiful and intelligent women like Miss Fotheringay are beginning to assert themselves. She certainly makes a marked impact on... More > Robert’s life! Miss Fotheringay insists on a free hand to remedy the deficiencies in the boy’s education, she smacks, then uses a hairbrush. Her friend, Dr Muriel Manners shows her how to spank him more effectively. Miss Fotheringay acquires a male admirer, purveyor of canes, who offers to thrash him for her. To escape what promises to be an unpleasant experience, Robert runs away, falls into the hands of a sadistic German spy, Countess von Prügelstrafer, is involved in the theft of State secrets from his father’s safe; as a witness his life is in danger, so Miss Fotheringay plans to disguise and hide him in Dr Manners’ Academy for Young Ladies where the Principal’s cane and the Head Girl’s slipper are in regular use. But then he meets Virginia Potts Thompson!< Less
Miss Fotheringay’s Rule By Robert Emerson
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This fantasy tale is set during a glorious Edwardian summer, when beautiful and intelligent women like Miss Fotheringay are beginning to assert themselves. She certainly makes a marked impact on... More > Robert’s life! Miss Fotheringay insists on a free hand to remedy the deficiencies in the boy’s education, she smacks, then uses a hairbrush. Her friend, Dr Muriel Manners shows her how to spank him more effectively. Miss Fotheringay acquires a male admirer, purveyor of canes, who offers to thrash him for her. To escape what promises to be an unpleasant experience, Robert runs away, falls into the hands of a sadistic German spy, Countess von Prügelstrafer, is involved in the theft of State secrets from his father’s safe; as a witness his life is in danger, so Miss Fotheringay plans to disguise and hide him in Dr Manners’ Academy for Young Ladies where the Principal’s cane and the Head Girl’s slipper are in regular use. But then he meets Virginia Potts Thompson!< Less
Fanny's Flight By Rita Traut Kabeto
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Fanny has graduated from a business boarding school and wants to work in her father's office. But she is trapped as housemaid to her mother and nursemaid to younger siblings. She has no rights, no... More > privileges and is anxious to get away. Fanny has a lot to learn before she's able to take life into her own hands. She runs away from home, gets stranded in a big city, is kidnapped by East German border guards, and she finds and loses love and romance.< Less
Wandering Between Two Worlds: Essays on Faith and Art. By Anita Mathias
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In these wide-ranging lyrical essays, Anita Mathias writes, in lush, lovely prose, of her naughty Catholic childhood in Jamshedpur, India; her large, eccentric family in Mangalore, a sea-coast town... More > converted by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century; her rebellion and atheism as a teenager in her Himalayan boarding school, run by German missionary nuns, St. Mary's Convent, Nainital; and her abrupt religious conversion after which she entered Mother Teresa's convent in Calcutta as a novice. Later rich, elegant essays explore the dualities of her life as a writer, mother, and Christian in the United States-- Domesticity and Art, Writing and Prayer, and the experience of being "an alien and stranger" as an immigrant in America, sensing the need for roots.< Less