Joey and Co. in Tirol

Joey and Co in Tirol Joey always a soft touch discovers through her teenage triplets that their three next door neighbours two boys and a girl have been abandoned by their father an absent minded professor who is try
  • Title: Joey and Co. in Tirol
  • Author: Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
  • ISBN: 9781847450029
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Joey and Co. in Tirol
    Joey, always a soft touch, discovers through her teenage triplets that their three next door neighbours, two boys and a girl, have been abandoned by their father, an absent minded professor who is trying to reach the moon and finds children an encumbrance in so doing.
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  • Elinor M. Brent-Dyer

    Elinor M Brent Dyer was born as Gladys Eleanor May Dyer on 6th April 1894, in South Shields in the industrial northeast of England, and grew up in a terraced house which had no garden or inside toilet She was the only daughter of Eleanor Watson Rutherford and Charles Morris Brent Dyer Her father, who had been married before, left home when she was three years old In 1912, her brother Henzell died at age seventeen of cerebro spinal fever After her father died, her mother remarried in 1913.Elinor was educated at a small local private school in South Shields and returned there to teach when she was eighteen after spending two years at the City of Leeds Training College Her teaching career spanned 36 years, during which she taught in a wide variety of state and private schools in the northeast, in Middlesex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, and finally in Hereford.In the early 1920s she adopted the name Elinor Mary Brent Dyer A holiday she spent in the Austrian Tyrol at Pertisau am Achensee gave her the inspiration for the first location in the Chalet School series However, her first book, Gerry goes to school, was published in 1922 and was written for the child actress Hazel Bainbridge Her first Chalet story, The School at the Chalet, was originally published in 1925.In 1930, the same year that Jean of Storms was serialised, she converted to Roman Catholicism.In 1933 the Brent Dyer household she lived with her mother and stepfather until her mother s death in 1957 moved to Hereford She travelled daily to Peterchurch as a governess.When her stepfather died she started her own school in Hereford, The Margaret Roper School It was non denominational but with a strong religious tradition Many Chalet School customs were followed, the girls even wore a similar uniform made in the Chalet School s colours of brown and flame Elinor was rather untidy, erratic and flamboyant and not really suited to being a headmistress After her school closed in 1948 she devoted most of her time to writing.Elinor s mother died in 1957 and in 1964 Brent Dyer moved to Redhill, where she lived in a joint establishment with fellow school story author Phyllis Matthewman and her husband, until her death on 20th September 1969.During her lifetime Elinor M Brent Dyer published 101 books but she is remembered mainly for her Chalet School series The series numbers 59 books and is the longest surviving series of girls school stories ever known, having been continuously in print for than 70 years 100,000 paperback copies are still being sold each year Among her published books are other school stories family, historical, adventure and animal stories a cookery book, and four educational geography readers She also wrote plays and numerous unpublished poems and was a keen musician.In 1994, the year of the centenary of her Elinor Brent Dyer s birth, Friends of the Chalet School put up plaques in Pertisau, South Shields and Hereford, and a headstone was erected on her grave in Redstone Cemetery, since there was not one previously They also put flowers on her grave on the anniversaries of her birth and death and on other special occasions.


  • Ladies, control yourselves, but this is the book in which Hot Roger makes his debut Oh, we all know Reg is the official hottie in the Chalet School series Joey s first born does, after all, memorably swoon into his arms but Roger If ever a book involved a swoonsome debut of a new hero to be, this is that book and Roger is that chap After all, he prances around the Tiernsee in next to nothing, has some particularly flirtatious moments with all the laydeez hey Roger let s swim and then afterwards [...]

  • I was pleased when I added this one to my collection the holiday Chalets were the last ones Armada published, and I d already met Ruey in the next book, which refers back to this one I remember not liking the start very much Joey is downright rude to Madge and I still feel that way I also just skipped through the description of the salt mines in Hall, as I ve never been keen on the tourist board sections of the books And one day I will sit down with pen and paper and work out Ruey s family tree, [...]

  • Really not one I would read again Boarding school stories that are not actually set IN the school are just not as fun, even if this one was dealing with several pupils ie the triplets and one future pupil Ruey It seemed like it would have been a better read had it been condensed into about half its length, and then had the second half actually be at the school with Ruey Lovely setting though I felt all happy each time they mentioned Innsbruck Okay, and I can t NOT mention this, because it made m [...]

  • This book features Joey Maynard and some of her family on holiday in their new chalet in the Austrian Tirol They get to know the three Richardsons Roger, Ruey and Roddy who are staying in a small chalet nearby, mostly without any adult present.Inevitably there s much that s old fashioned and I rolled my eyes a little at some of the author s oft repeated phrases and values But there s a lot of warmth too Jo and her husband Jack are relaxed parents who expect a lot of their children, but they trea [...]

  • Joey and her family are back in the Tirol for the holidays One day, her triplets get involved in an accident with another family, the Richardsons After this, Joey takes them under her wing when she discovers that the Richardsons are motherless, and their father is a very absent minded guy who always goes off on trips as he is an astronomer.The three R s , Roger, Ruey and Roddy make their home with the Manyards and join in all the fun that always seems to happen whenever Joey is around.

  • A rare find This book starts with Joey Maynard being sent away for a holiday It goes on to adventure, escapades, the criminal element and space travel We meet the Richardsons who are so important later in the series and learn a lot about the Maynard boys than in any other books Loved this book so much I missed the school a bit but this is almost a throw back to the earliest books with so much intrigue and adventure

  • Joey takes her incredibly large family on holiday to their new holiday chalet in Tirol They promptly end up adopting three children whose father is so benignly neglectful that he plans to leave them to live on their own while he heads into space what The most fanciful of all my parent abandoned me plot lines Rather overly long sections of this book are devoted to either discussing packing or cleaning and packing up a house, and it s not set at the school not my favourite book.

  • One of the better later stories, in which the ensemble read like actual characters rather than one dimensional plot points

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