Thomasina Meade (1854-1914) was a prolific writer of moral tales,
romances and adventure stories, as well as scientific articles.
A World of Girls was her first school story, and an early
example of the genre. It has a religious tone, and the drawing of
a caricature of the kindly headmistress counts as a serious misdemeanour,
for which the wrong girl is blamed. Travelling gypsies are involved
in the final melodrama, but all ends happily.