• Boys talk to five sixteen year old school girls, each of whom wears her panama hat in a different way. These girls, with one other, form the Brodie set, formed six years previous by Miss Brodie.
• Miss Brodie teaches at a conservative school in the 1930’s in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is known for teaching unconventional subjects.
• The girls, now into the more orthodox curriculum of the upper grades remain connected to each other through their friendship with their former teacher.
• The headmistress and others find Miss Brodie’s friendship with these girls highly suspicious. Miss Brodie boast that all are students are the top of the top.
• Miss Brodie’s set are, like her, famous, ostracized, and suspected of disloyalty. They resemble Miss Brodie in this respect.
• The set is comprised of Monica Douglas, math expert; Rose Stanley, famous for sex; Eunice Gardiner, a swimmer and gymnast...
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