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PostPosted: 01 Oct 2006, 19:08 
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Does anyone have a complete list of the JM Bettany oeuvre? Preferably including summaries. I seem to remember in knocking around the old board?

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In order of appearance in the series



Cecily Holds the Fort - a school story set at a day school - plot elements involve a whispering campaign against Cecily and the blowing up of the science lab.

Tessa in Tyrol - the adventures of a fourteen year old girl in the
Tyrol.

Patrol-Leader Nancy - a guide story

Gipsy Jocelyn - a girl's caravan holiday

Nancy Meets a Nazi - a sequel to Patrol Leader Nancy - semi
autobiographical story about Joey's adventures in Exile.

Luella was a Land Girl

The Lost Staircase - Jesanne and Lois's story from Lavender (there
is an EBD Novel by the same name)

Indian Holiday - Jo's adventures in India (there is a lost EBD
Novel by the same name)

The Robin Makes Good - There is an EBD story named "The Robins
Make Good". A guide story.

The Leader of the Lost Cause - a historical novel about the 45.

The Secret House - Gillian Culver's story (there is an EBD Novel
by the same name)

The Fugitive of the Salt Cave - an adventure story set in the
Tyrol, with a St Bernard.

The Rose Patrol in the Alps - A Guide story

Swords for the King - A historical novel

Harbour School Series - a series of school stories.

Lady of the Plantation - a novel about the American war of
Independence.

Audrey Wins the Trick - a school story about older girls (The CS
Wins the Trick has a main character named Audrey).

Dora and the Lower Fifth - a school story where all the girls have plain names.

Werner of the Alps - a historical novel

Buttercups and Daisies - A guide story

Ruth Goes Camping

A Royalist Soldier Maid - historical, about the civil war

Tessa Takes the Trail - sequel to Tessa in the Tyrol?

King's Soldiermaid - Historical

Swords Crossed - Historical about the Swiss fighting the French
revolutionaries.

Mystery at Heron Lake

None so Pretty! - a historical novel set in Quebec

Unnamed Poetry anthology - as editor

Swords for the King - historical

The Secret of Castle Dancing


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How fantastic, ta muchly...


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There is also a book about Rufus, which it says somewhere that she published and it was a success, but it doesn't give the title.


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I hadn't realized that so many of them were mentioned by name! Thanks Jennifer. :D

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I always wondered if King's Soldiermaid and Royalist Soldiermaid were in fact supposed to be the same book - EBD making an EBDism about JMB's books, if you will.

I had Jo write The School by the Harbour in Robin - the first book in her Harbour School series, I postulate....

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I wonder if Royalist Soldier Maid/King's Soldier Maid is meant to be Elizabeth the Gallant, not-so-cunningly disguised? :D

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I can't remember which book it was in but I remember reading about the 'Dora' book recently in my reread. Madge had said that Joey always used fancy names. Joey decided to give all the characters in this book plain names. The dedication was to Madge who had a dislike for fancy names.

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That's in Joey Goes to the Oberland:

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“Of course not! I’ve read most of your school-stories, anyhow,” Len said with dignity. “We have them in the library at school, you know. I like Dora and the Lower Fifth best so far. I wish you’d write another book about her. I like Dora, Mamma.”
“So do I,” Robin agreed. “But what on earth made you hit on such a ghastly name for your heroine, Jo? I’ve always loathed it.”
Jo chuckled. “Well, Madge started ragging me about the fancy name I gave my girls – story girls, I mean – so I vowed I’d write a book with not one fancy name in it. I did it too!” There was supreme satisfaction in her voice. “I chose the plainest names I could find – Dora – Mary – Jane – Agnes – Susan – “
“Hi! Don’t go through the lot!” Robin protested. “I’ve read the book and I know exactly what you called every blessed girl. Is that why you dedicated that book to Madge – and with such a dedication!”
“’To my sister Madge, who prefers names of the Plain Jane variety’” Jo quoted with a chuckle. “It definitely is. Wasn’t she mad, though!”

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That sounds semi-autobiographical to me - EBD was quite fond of fancy names, especially in the La Rochelle series, I think. I don't know if she wrote a book just with plain names!

On a related note, Madge can't really talk - her own girls are named Sybil, Josette and Aline. They're not very fancy, but they aren't exactly plain either.

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Chair wrote:
I can't remember which book it was in but I remember reading about the 'Dora' book recently in my reread. Madge had said that Joey always used fancy names. Joey decided to give all the characters in this book plain names. The dedication was to Madge who had a dislike for fancy names.


When I'm writing stories (especially school stories as there's a lot of scope for it) I pick names I've always really disliked or had apathetic feelings for, give them to my characters, then watch myself gradually come to like the name. So far I've accustomed myself to
Meryl
Henrietta (I love this name now)
Isobel (ditto)
Carol
Eulalia
Victoria
Faith, Hope, Mercy & Charity
Bella
Claudia
Suzanne
Theodora (with Theo rather than Ted as a short)
and Doris


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I hadn't realised until reading the list in one go just how many of Joey's books were also EBD books.

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