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Dimsie Moves Up [BOOKS] ✭ Dimsie Moves Up By Dorita Fairlie Bruce – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Dimsie and her friends form the Anti Soppist society to discourage sentimentality and melodrama amongst their school fellows Dimsie and her friends form the Anti Soppist society to discourage sentimentality and melodrama amongst their school fellows.


About the Author: Dorita Fairlie Bruce

Dorothy Morris Fairlie Bruce was born in , in Palos, Spain, the daughter of Scots civil engineer Alexander Fairlie Bruce, and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Fairbairn Soon after her birth, the family returned to Scotland, and Bruce spent her early childhood in Blanefield, on the Campsie Hills, Stirling The family moved to Ealing, West London, in , where Bruce would live until Educated at Clarence House in Roehampton a boarding school she would use as Dimsie Moves PDF/EPUB or the model for the Jane Willard Foundation, in her Dimsie books Bruce, who was unmarried, devoted much of her middle adulthood to caring for her invalid mother, and helping to raise her brother s three children, after his death She was actively involved with the Girls Guildry, an organization similar to the Girl Guides, serving at President of the Guildry s West London Centre, in the s Upon the death of her own father, in , Bruce returned to Scotland, buying a house in Upper Skelmorlie, in North Ayeshire, where she lived until her death in Bruce is primarily remembered as the author of the nine book Dimsie series, which began with The Senior Prefect, originally published in , and then reissued in as Dimsie Goes to School, and continued through Dimsie Carries On, published in Other works include the Nancy books, the six volume Springdale series, the Toby books, and the Sally books Although marked the appearance of her first book, Bruce had been publishing stories and poems in magazines and annuals for fifteen years, at that point, and continued to do so.



10 thoughts on “Dimsie Moves Up

  1. Fiona MacDonald Fiona MacDonald says:

    Dorita Fairlie Bruce was almost as popular as Angela Brazil when it came to school stories for girls at the beginning of the 20th century, yet I have never heard of her, and until recently I had never heard of Angela Brazil either so much for being well read However, Bruce s depictions of school life are charming this one written in 1920 and the plucky, stout hearted and courageous Dimsie is always on hand to support and stick up for her friends when anything goes wrong I greatly en Dorita Fairlie Bruce was almost as popular as Angela Brazil when it came to school stories for girls at the beginning of the 20th century, yet I have never heard of her, and until recently I had never heard of Angela Brazil either so much for being well read However, Bruce s depictions of school life are charming this one written in 1920 and the plucky, stout hearted and courageous Dimsie is always on hand to support and stick up for her friends when anything goes wrong I greatly enjoyed this adventure, found the writing charming and utterly innocent and it was just a nice experience with nothing negative or insulting about it Sometimes that s just what you need


  2. Kirsti Kirsti says:

    I love the Dimsie books She is just such a straightforward, excellent character that is hard not to like her She breezes through the scraps and trials of other schoolgirls and always comes out on top She is an excellent friend and protector, and always tries to do what is right.Here we have an excellent example of all these things Dimsie and her friends have formed the anti soppiest society , formed to prevent the members from forming crushes on older girls and teachers They find a frien I love the Dimsie books She is just such a straightforward, excellent character that is hard not to like her She breezes through the scraps and trials of other schoolgirls and always comes out on top She is an excellent friend and protector, and always tries to do what is right.Here we have an excellent example of all these things Dimsie and her friends have formed the anti soppiest society , formed to prevent the members from forming crushes on older girls and teachers They find a friend in Primrose, an older girl determined to get them interested in cricket to incur the sports captain s wraith All the while we have the sensible advice of Sylvia, the headgirl.I must say, I love schoolgirl stories They are among my absolute favorite books, and the Dimsie series takes everything I love about them and lovingly wraps them in a cover I go back and read them periodically, but to my chagrin I don t own the entire set Maybe one day I will be fully acquainted with the awesome world of Dimsie, but until then Dimsie moves up will remain my favorite of the Dimsie books.A great addition to anyone s collection who adores school stories as much as I


  3. Louise / Daisy May Johnson Louise / Daisy May Johnson says:

    In the world of Girlsown literature, there s a concept of the big four These are authors who formed the cornerstones of this genre Elsie Abbey J Oxenham, Elinor Chalet M.Brent Dyer, and Angela Let s use all the speech tags in the world Brazil.Dorita Fairlie Bruce is the final part of this equation And this is my first, ever, Dimsie At last At last Sound the trumpets, release the hounds, let loose the dogs of war for I have read a Dimsie It s sort of strange coming to a series when In the world of Girlsown literature, there s a concept of the big four These are authors who formed the cornerstones of this genre Elsie Abbey J Oxenham, Elinor Chalet M.Brent Dyer, and Angela Let s use all the speech tags in the world Brazil.Dorita Fairlie Bruce is the final part of this equation And this is my first, ever, Dimsie At last At last Sound the trumpets, release the hounds, let loose the dogs of war for I have read a Dimsie It s sort of strange coming to a series when you ve almost read it through other books The Girlsown genre really isn t that diverse she says, ducking her head and once you re familiar with the main tropes, you arethan familiar with them and how they tend to reoccur in various states It is in how they re presented, how they re played with, that the newness comes and the diversity kicks in So what is this world of Dimsie Dimsie Moves Up is the second in the series which presents a slight problem in itself because you re coming to characters which are already established If you ve not read any before it does take a while to catch up, and yes there are moments when the time scales do seem incredibly flexible It also took me a while to work out who I should be invested for, and why, which partially reflects the nature of the genre as well Lord knows, if you pick up a late Chalet School you will not have a CLUE who half the people are.But what s brilliant is the matter of fact reality about Dimsie and her chums She is a lovely character, but she s resolutely believeable at the same time There s a sort of common sense about her which is alas pretty special in the genre She s not too brilliant, she s not too priggish, she is just a really nice kid And I think that s probably where the strength of this book lies, in the nuances between Dimsie and her form and in the AMAZING Anti Soppist League


  4. Gerry Gerry says:

    Fancying a light read I went for Dorita Fairlie Bruce s Dimsie series and found this one to be just what was required Great setting, good characters, pleasant story line, in fact a typical 1920s girl s story Boarding school, lots of goings on, intrigue, adventure, the bad girl who turns out good plus the Anti Soppists, who as the name suggests, did not want to be involved in anything soppy Well recommended to ladies and gents alike I hear you saying You big girl s blouse and in Dimsie s Fancying a light read I went for Dorita Fairlie Bruce s Dimsie series and found this one to be just what was required Great setting, good characters, pleasant story line, in fact a typical 1920s girl s story Boarding school, lots of goings on, intrigue, adventure, the bad girl who turns out good plus the Anti Soppists, who as the name suggests, did not want to be involved in anything soppy Well recommended to ladies and gents alike I hear you saying You big girl s blouse and in Dimsie s own words Splendiforous


  5. Catherine Jeffrey Catherine Jeffrey says:

    Nothing like a school girl story for a fun read Secret tunnels, tennis matches and a near drowning, great fun from start to finish.


  6. Verity W Verity W says:

    Fun school story with a suitably nasty villain The antics of the kids are fun and suitably outlandish enough to make you wish you went to boarding school, which of course was the goal.The copy I read was a WW2 era hardback, which had some offensive language, which I would hope would be edited out of later paperback editions although you can never be sure.


  7. Jackie Jackie says:

    Not enough charm or originality or wit to take my mind off the gross use of a racial slur Also Spanish girl is the villain petty and dictatorial Sense of time all over the place.


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