L. D. Lapinski’s Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Queer stories for young readers

On a semi-opaque white square is written “L. D. Lapinski's Strangeworlds Travel Agency: Queer Stries for you readers by Alison Baker”. Below in the bottom right corner is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

As a pre-teen girl, I adored Elinor Brent-Dyer’s Chalet School books. Growing up just outside Watford in South-East England and going to what was at the time a rough mixed comprehensive school involved in pitched battles with other local schools, stories set in the Austrian Tyrol, Wales and Switzerland written … Read more