While at Les Ruches
Dorothy Strachey developed for Souvestre
a passionate attachment, both romantic and intellectual. Though Strachey later married happily, she retained traces of these early feelings well into and beyond the 1930s, when...
Dorothy Strachey (later DB
) spent three terms at Les Ruches
, Marie Souvestre
's exclusive boarding school for girls at Fontainebleau near Paris. Her elder sister Elinor
also studied there.
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After Marie Souvestre
moved Les Ruches
to England (renaming it Allenswood
and locating it in Wimbledon Park, near London), Dorothy Strachey became one of her staff at this new incarnation of her own old...
wrote candidly about the influences on her novel. In her introduction to it she states that the story has been written to please myself, without thought of my own vanity or modesty, without regard...