Author: Caroline German
Publisher: Girls Gone By
Format: Paperback (fitting between Jo of the CS and Princess of the CS)
Motherless from birth, fifteen-year-old Deira O'Hagan is suddenly plucked from her tiny day-school and sent overseas to become a boarder at the Chalet School. Accustomed to the adulation of the younger girls, who admire her vivid personality and Irish good looks, not to mention her reputation for outrageous pranks, she struggles to adjust to her new environment, not helped by some unexpected changes in her home circumstances.
Deira Joins the Chalet School tracks her progress through the course of her first term and shows how the influence of staff and girls, plus the ups and downs of everyday school life, gradually combine to turn her into something more like a true Chalet School girl.