First published in hardback in 1965 by Chambers. Illustrated by Dorothy Brook. First published in paperback in 1991 by Armada. Illustrated by Gwyneth Jones. Reprinted in 1993.
Who was Adrienne Desmoines? She seemed to have no relations at all
when Soeur Marie-Cecile rescued her from the clutches of an evil woman.
Her parents were dead and, so far as she knew, they had not even had
cousins. She was alone in the world. But Soeur Marie-Cecile, formerly
Robin Humphries, applied to the Chalet School and to her adopted sister,
Joey Maynard. Joey gave Adrienne her scholarship and she went to the
Chalet School. From sheer gratitude she worked hard but unfortunately,
the results of her work and her excellent brain brought her a bitter
enemy. - 1965 Chambers|
Who was Adrienne Desmoines? Her parents are dead and to the best of
her knowledge she has no relations at all, so when Soeur Marie-Cecilie,
formerly Robin Humphries, rescues the young girl and enrols her in the
Chalet School, Adrienne is eternally grateful and vows to work hard.
Unfortunately her diligence earns her a bitter enemy within the school.
Can a freak accident in which they are both involved resolve their
differences? Might it also provide the key to her true identity? -