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Anyone a fan of molesworth? Double chiz if not

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patriciawentworthheroine Sat 14-Mar-09 20:37:14

I'd love to hear from anyone else who loves the molesworth books (a mad spoof of 1940s boarding school etiquette).

They were narrated by nigel molesworth and described his school (St Custards), his dere little brother molesworth 2, his grate friend peason and other weeds and wets eg fotherington tomas (hello birds, hello sky) and grabber (winner of the mrs joyful prize for rafia work).

Will our dere little chaps (and girls) ever be ready for these books? I seem to remember reading them in my teens, is that the right age?

If no one else loves these books, I will utterly tough them up and diskard them.

My only critcism is that they totally ruined the Jennings books for me. I thought these were hilarious as a pre-teen but once i discovered molesworth, it was all over.

MayorNaze Sat 14-Mar-09 20:43:59

oh yes there are lots of molesworthians around..they are probably off plaing fairy bells on skool piano grin

LadyGlencoraPalliser Sat 14-Mar-09 20:44:17

I love Molesworth. My children have yet to discover them, I might try one on the 11-year-old and see if she gets it.

HumphreyCobbler Sat 14-Mar-09 20:45:33

hullo bird, hullo sky

UnquietDad Sat 14-Mar-09 20:46:31

Molesworth is topp as any fule kno.

HumphreyCobbler Sat 14-Mar-09 20:47:49

there is a poster called anyfulekno

fab name

madlentileater Sat 14-Mar-09 20:48:16

dd2 was asked who her favourite fictional character was at uni interview. Twas Molesworth.
I woke her this morning with
hoop la le ciel est bleu!

mollymawk Sat 14-Mar-09 20:48:34

Molesworth is fab. But so is Jennings, still.

mollyroger Sat 14-Mar-09 20:54:17

I utterly love molesworth et co. Esp Fotheringto tomas who is an utter wet and weed.

mollymawk Sat 14-Mar-09 21:03:30

Hi mollyroger - do you think we are related? wink

neversaydie Sat 14-Mar-09 21:13:01

I daren't introduce ds to Molesworth. His spelling is Molesworthian already!

But I love them.

faraday Sat 21-Mar-09 12:37:20

Can you still get them? Like was it 'Wizz for atoms'?


examtaxi Sat 21-Mar-09 12:41:59

I used to love Molesworth - my (male) cousins had the books and I used to read them when we went to visit.

Used to like Jennings too, my own children all loved "Just William" - we used to listen to the tapes in the car on long journeys. Very well observed.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 24-Mar-09 20:51:12

I think I have a fotherington tomas of my very own. DD3 wrote a poem called Leafes and trees tonight. It was very fotheringtonesque.
I have tried to persuade DD1 to read Molesworth, but she will not.

Bink Tue 24-Mar-09 23:08:33

To faraday - not only can you get them, there is an omnibus edition, all of them together - as a Penguin Modern Classic.

A very battered one in our house.

it is a grandmothers privelege to spoil her grandchildren GET OFF THAT SOFA NIGEL YOU WILL BRAKE IT

sphil Tue 24-Mar-09 23:20:31

An omnibus edition! Fantastic - mine all fell apart years ago.

Babbity Tue 24-Mar-09 23:24:29

Worse, I'm fairly sure I was a Fotherington-Tomas when I was at school. The shame. I love Molesworth, but only discovered him as a grown up.

Molesworth Tue 24-Mar-09 23:29:52

ahem ahem

MargaretMountford Fri 27-Mar-09 09:53:05

the mumsnet nigel molesworth appreciation thread hem hem

MissM Mon 30-Mar-09 12:33:43

Have just found this. I loved Molesworth. Even reading the title of this thread made me giggle in anticipation.

[Sneaks off work early to find battered copy]

jeee Mon 30-Mar-09 12:34:46

I can't see ancient copies of Chatterbox without mentally adding 'chiz'.

steamedtreaclesponge Mon 30-Mar-09 12:36:15

skool sossage anyone? grin

MitchyInge Mon 30-Mar-09 12:40:57

oohhhh I WANT that omnibus edition

crumpet Mon 30-Mar-09 12:45:08

shurely you mean tuough them up?

Jux Mon 30-Mar-09 12:47:31

Just been saying hullo to the birds and the sky...

I started reading them when I was 8 or 9.

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