Angela Brazil’s “The Madcap of the School” is a fantastic exploration of life at a traditional English girls’ boarding school as shown through the eyes of one of its bright young attendants. Set to the backdrop of World War I, it follows the experiences of Raymonde and her friends during the formative years of their life. Highly recommended for young girls and those with an interest in early school girls’ fiction. Angela Brazil (1868 – 1947) was an English author most famous for being one of the first writers of “modern schoolgirls’ stories”. Her stories were presented from the characters’ point of view and were written primarily as entertainment rather than moral instruction. During the first half of the 20th century, Brazil published nearly 50 such books, with the vast majority being set in English boarding schools. Brazil’s work had a significant influence on changing the nature of fiction for girls. Her charters were chiefly young females, active, independent, and aware. Brazil’s books were often considered to be immoral and deviant, leading to their being burned or banned by many Headteachers in girls schools across Britain. Contents include: “The Mystic Seven”, “The Limberlost”, “Raymonde Explores”, “Fifth-Form Tactics”, “A Midnight Scare”, “The Crystal Gazers”, “The Beano”, “A Week on the Land”, “The Campers”, “Canteen Assistants”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.