St. Clare's (series) facts for kids
|Author||Enid Blyton and Pamela Cox|
|Cover artist||David Roberts|
|Published||1941–1945, 2000, 2008|
|Published in English||1941–1945, 2000, 2008|
|No. of books||9 (6 by Blyton, 3 by Cox)|
St. Clare's is a series of nine books written by English children's authors Enid Blyton and Pamela Cox about a boarding school of that name. The series follows the heroines Patricia "Pat" and Isabel O'Sullivan from their first year at St. Clare's on. Other characters include Alison O'Sullivan (the twins' cousin), Hilary Wentworth, Kathleen Gregory, Janet Robins, Doris Elward, Vera Johns, Sheila Naylor, Roberta "Bobby" Ellis, Pamela Boardman, "Sour Milk" Prudence Arnold, Carlotta Brown (an ex-circus girl), "Catty" Elsie Fanshawe, Gladys Hillman, Mirabel Unwin, Kitty Flaherty (who brings her pet goat, McGinty, to the school), Pauline Bingham-Jones, sisters Claudine and Antoinette, "the Honourable" Angela Favorleigh, Alma Pudden, Anne-Marie Longden, Felicity Ray (a musical genius), Winifred James (the head girl when Pat and Isabel were in the first form), Tessie (the head girl of the second form), Margery Fenworthy (who got expelled from six schools but made a fresh start at St. Clare's), Lucy Oriell (who became Margery's friend), Erica (the troublemaker), Priscilla Parsons (a sixth former who is expelled) and Joan Terry (who got bullied by Priscilla).
The teachers are: Miss Roberts (the first-form teacher), Miss Jenks (the second-form teacher), Miss Adams (the third-form teacher), Miss Williams (the fourth-form teacher), Miss Cornwallis (the fifth-form teacher), Miss Harry (the sixth-form teacher), Miss Kennedy (the substitute teacher who took over as history teacher for a term), Miss Lewis (the regular history teacher who was sick for a term), Miss Wilton (the games teacher), Miss Quentin (the short-lived drama teacher), Miss Willcox (the pretentious temporary English teacher), Mam'zelle (the French mistress) and Miss Theobald (the headmistress, who also coaches students in maths).
The series was adapted into a 1991 anime television series, Mischievous Twins: The Tales of St. Clare's, by Tokyo Movie Shinsha.
A German audio drama named Hanni & Nanni, produced by EUROPA.
Four German films:
- Hanni & Nanni (2010)
- Hanni & Nanni 2 (2012)
- Hanni & Nanni 3 (2013)
- Hanni & Nanni: Mehr als beste Freunde (2017)
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