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Phyllis Matthewman was the friend with whom Elinor Brent-Dyer lived towards the end of her life. Phyllis was not just a friend, she was an author in her own right, and an extremely good one.
Chloe Takes Control is the first title in the Daneswood series. Heroine Chloe is put in charge of the most difficult house in the school, the Paddies, who previously have elected a prefect from their own number and do not welcome an outsider. But the Head has her reasons and gradually Chloe and the Paddies come to realise why she was chosen. But she has to contend with Josie’s defiance and dare-devil escapades, Drusilla’s antagonism, problems of play production, and the mystery surrounding a horrible mishap. In the end, it is proved that Chloe could take control.
Jilly Day has written an introduction on Phyllis Matthewman.