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About the Author: Dorothea Moore

Born in Islington in 1880, Dorothea Mary Moore was the daughter of the Rev. William Moore, and his wife Alice Montague Pope. Her father had the curacy at Romsey from 1881-82, and at Horningsham from 1882-85; and was the priest at Kingston Deverill from 1885-99, at St. Savior's, Highbury from 1899-1912, and at Mereworth from 1913-31. Moore was educated at Godolphin School, Salisbury, and at Cheltenham Ladies' College; and, being lame as a girl, turned to writing. She was living in Aberdeen in 1909, most likely with her brother, who was in medical school there

Two of Moore's plays - My Lady Bellamy and Grey Mask - were performed by a professional troupe, the Alexander Maclean Company, and it is possible that she toured with them herself. She served in the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) during World War I, and settled in Eastbourne afterward, keeping house for her doctor brother. Moore was a prolific author, producing many books for young people - girls' school stories, Ruritanian fantasies, historical novels, and tales of Girl Guiding - the last of which dovetailed with another of her great interests. Moore herself was a Guider from 1918 through 1927, and ran a Brownie pack from 1918 to 1928, and she is credited with writing the very first Guiding story for girls, Terry the Girl Guide. She died in London in 1933.

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Paperback, Published in Jul 2015 by Books to Treasure

ISBN10: 1909423343 | ISBN13: 9781909423343

Page count: 164

Life in a great school, where she was successful and popular, offered the brightest of prospects to Chris Stannard, the clever only daughter of a distinguished novelist. Very suddenly she came up against decidedly difficult circumstances. Her father died; money, which had always come easily to Chris, stopped and life looked gloomy. But it didn't take her long to readjust her outlook. She did not like the change to the decidedly second-rate day school which was all her aunt could afford, but the traditions of Wrenford were strong enough to carry her through some startling adventures, and to enable her to make her influence felt in her new surroundings.

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