Monday 4 September 2017

Brookner at School

A fascinating piece from the website of the James Allen's Girls' School:
Alumna Kath Davies was in the same class as Anita Brookner. 'During our last year at JAGS, a group of us chose to spend time on holiday, helping with a farmer's harvest in Kent. We shared a large tent as accommodation. Anita, a very quiet girl, did not readily join in with us all, especially when we put on a singing and dancing* show (being silly, I'm sure!). I saw her again at an old girls' meeting. Her friends there very much admired her career – and she always wore glamorous clothes!'
The site includes a photo of Brookner as a prefect at the school in 1945-6:

*She would have disappointed Dolly.

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