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CarrotVan Thu 19-Sep-19 21:13:36

Shenanigans at the Chalet School featuring sales of work, sub text and full fat menu

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Papergirl1968 Fri 20-Sep-19 08:12:01

Look out for the woo, Parker - in a most un Chalet School manner, one of the twins has “the sight.”
Burnout I don’t remember any mention of the Maynards’ parents. I thought they’d died.

Papergirl1968 Fri 20-Sep-19 08:12:30

(Can you imagine having Joey as a DIL?!)

Cedar03 Fri 20-Sep-19 08:38:39

I read my old copies of the Chalet School books to DD recently. I was quite shocked re-reading The Rivals of the Chalet school at the Klu Klux Klan part. It must have gone completely over my head when I was a child. What is interesting is that the children are inspired by some books that Joey has that are set in America. I looked the books up - they are real and are actually anti KKK and anti slavery. I wondered if EBD had actually read the books herself.

Anyway, I tried to explain to DD that the KKK was not something to emulate and we moved on to the more exciting ice skating on dangerous ice part.

Papergirl - the parents in law wouldn't have ever come to visit, they'd have found themselves roped into looking after their 500 grandchildren smile

burnoutbabe Fri 20-Sep-19 08:41:15

In head girl, start of, joey grizel and robin are staying with miss maynard in Portsmouth for the holidays and it mentions miss maynard is 22-23 (seems mad if already a qualified teacher and been at chalet school for 2/3 years by then) and that robin is he with mrs maynard. Which makes sense, miss maynard (22/23) wouldn't have had her own big house to stay in during school holidays.
It's only on any sort of detailed re read you spot these details as you know where future plot lines will take you.

Theparkingtroll Fri 20-Sep-19 08:45:21

Could I please have the Dropbox link too?

TomHagenMakesMyBosomTremble Fri 20-Sep-19 08:50:35

Delurking having caught up on the last two threads. Please may I have the drop box link, too? I promise not to read them all at once and thus require bed rest/special milk or a nice deadly walk.

We also currently have a milk surfeit at work, should any body fancy some. I can't promise any magic tranquilising effect though...

Papergirl1968 Fri 20-Sep-19 08:53:02

Re Miss Maynard’s age, that fits in with something I recently read in one of the books (can’t even remember which but it was probably Exile) that she’d joined them midway through the first term. It’s just ridiculously young to be a teacher. But then again, Madge was a headteacher and she was only, what, 24? With no apparent teaching experience!

CarrotVan Fri 20-Sep-19 08:59:13

No teaching experience but Very Strong Views on reading lying down.

I wonder how much it’s a hark back to the days of impoverished gentry governesses (no training) and pupil-teachers (impoverished older teens working as low level teachers whilst finishing their own studies - on the job training in a way)

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NoIDontWatchLoveIsland Fri 20-Sep-19 08:59:51

Give me the Dropbox link now pleeeeeeease! I'm bfing my newborn I need this to occupy me in the middle of the night.

CarrotVan Fri 20-Sep-19 09:20:15

@Parker231 is the Dropbox queen

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Parker231 Fri 20-Sep-19 09:39:00

Have pm’d those who have asked for the Dropbox link. Just need your email address and then the books will be on their way to you!

TomHagenMakesMyBosomTremble Fri 20-Sep-19 12:20:35

Danke/Merci/Thank you Parker!

FrozenSprats Fri 20-Sep-19 14:30:31

Could I have the Dropbox link please @Parker231 ? My MIL threw my collection away while I was on holiday smile

paintedfences Fri 20-Sep-19 15:00:57

I've actually never read the chalet school books (though I loved the Enid Blyton school ones). They sound great fun - could I please have the Dropbox link too?

AveAtqueVale Fri 20-Sep-19 15:19:58

Ooh I loved The Chalet school! Don't think I ever read many of the later books though. Would love the dropbox link please!!

applesandoranges221 Fri 20-Sep-19 16:27:43

I’m very excited to find a thread that shares my obsession..... please may I have the Dropbox link? Lucky enough to have a whole collection but too many are paperbacks...

QuaterMiss Fri 20-Sep-19 16:40:20

There’s nothing remotely Enid Blyton about the Chalet School, paintedfences! Also, there are over 60 books in the series so be prepared to neglect a fair portion of your normal life.

Howyoualldoworkme Fri 20-Sep-19 16:53:58

Sorry I'm late, I fell in a packing case and I had to redo my earphones!

cerys Fri 20-Sep-19 17:08:25


I’m late because I fainted on the edge of a precipice but because I am stout and sturdy the peasants couldn’t move me to a hut to give me onion milk. Had to wait for Gaudenz the Giant and he was busy defending the Abbess from a gun toting madman. If only I were small and delicate!

Howyoualldoworkme Fri 20-Sep-19 17:16:48

Yes I long to be delicate smile
I'm reading Joey Goes to the Oberland and Jo is such a cow!
She even has a go at Daisy on her wedding day!

Anyone who has just got the Dropbox, madness lies ahead! I'm rereading from the beginning and I now have no life grin

Aroundtheworldin80moves Fri 20-Sep-19 17:17:45

Cerys I think that will mean two weeks in the San under Matey's watchful eye.

WitheredfromtheLake Fri 20-Sep-19 17:19:38

Could I also have the Dropbox link please @Parker231 ? Many thanks!

Nat6999 Fri 20-Sep-19 17:22:18

I'm just rereading Gay at the moment, had a break from CS for a couple of months then the postman kindly dropped a nice delivery through the door & I've got the bug again.

SweetestThing Fri 20-Sep-19 17:26:16

I'm just waiting for Hobbies Club so I can cut pretty pictures out of magazines and stick them in a scrapbook with pretty fabric covers.

QuaterMiss Fri 20-Sep-19 18:12:56

Funny to think that nowadays the pupils would have instagrammed those crispy potato balls to death.

Sybil would have made a fortune on Etsy before she reached sixth form. Mary Lou would be the Influencer to end all Influencers. Poor Margot would be somewhere secure - but with a billion dollar book deal all about her mega-stressful childhood.

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