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The Virtual Worlds of Girls ebook or hypertext cluster contains a core hypertext about the 20th-century British genre of girls' school stories, together with four separate but linked hypertexts: My Own Schooldays, which describes the author's experiences as a British schoolgirl in the 1960s and 1970s; The E-Book & the Future of Reading, which looks at the future of reading in an electronic age; Researching & Creating Virtual Worlds of Girls, a record which can also be used as a guide by other hypertext authors and filmmakers; and My Experiences as a Disabled Researcher, which further records and analyses the research and production process from the author's perspective as a disabled woman. The cluster also contains a guide to using a computer safely: Health & Safety in the Non-Linear Environment.

Reveal sub-indexes


1. About the Author

2. Acknowledgements

3. Dedication

4. Foreword

5. The History of Girls' School Stories

6. The World of the Chalet School

7. The Critics of Girls' School Stories

8. The Parodies of Girls' School Stories

9. The Fans of Girls' School Stories

10. The Significance of Girls' School Stories

11. Bibliography

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