How Different From Us - a biography of Miss Buss and Miss Beale

By: Kamm, Josephine

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A few illustrations, octavo, pp 272, very clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and a little worn at the corners, its lower cover is a little sloiled and with two closed tears near the top. [Frances Mary Buss, who began her teaching career at fourteen, was only twenty-three when she founded the North London Collegiate School, the forerunner and model of Girls High Schools throughout the country. Her friend Dorothea Beale was for nearly fifty years Principal of Cheltenham Ladies College, which she changed from an insignificant local school into a school and college with a comprehensive teacher training department and with upwards of a thousand pupils. She was also the founder of St.Hildas College, Oxford. Imbued with strong religious principles and endowed with immense energy and industry, the two women exercised a powerful influence on the development of womens education in Britain. Yet both had to contend with bitter opposition and disillusionment. This is the first joint biography of Miss Buss and Miss Beale and it gives a fascinating comparison of their methods and widely differing characters. The author had access to hitherto unpublished material, and gathered information from pupils of both schools and from others who knew the two headmistresses, ensuring that the book, whilst full of anecdotes, is also authoritative.]

Title: How Different From Us - a biography of Miss Buss and Miss Beale

Author Name: Kamm, Josephine

Categories: Biography, Social History, Local History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1958

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Slightly worn and torn

Seller ID: 009048

Keywords: biography.soc ial history.local history. education.cheltenham.oxford.