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Written by LindyS
(2/16/2003 1:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Another view of the Abbey School scenario, penned by Caroline
]Mrs La Tournelle’s name was actually Sarah Hackitt, ‘but having early in life been engaged as a French teacher, her employers thought it right to introduce her into the school under a foreign name... ‘She could not speak a word of French...'
Are both these statements about the same teacher? If so, how funny! Does her knowledge of the stage imply that she had perhaps been an actress?
] Now I ask you…. Doesn’t school seem to have been quite fun for Jane and Cassandra?
I agree with you. Having had her sister with her, I imagine Jane wasn't too terribly homesick, and probably enjoyed her independence and experience of the wider world.
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