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 Post subject: News & Views Archive
PostPosted: 08 Jun 2007, 11:18 
Agonising over your Latin prep
Agonising over your Latin prep

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The weekly digest is archived here.

The 2007 CBB Fanfic Awards Results
The 2008 Special Award for Fanfiction (Lesley)
The 2008 Drabble Awards Winners Announcement
The 2009 Drabble Award winners

Articles from newspapers and magazines


The Times 1968: 'Meanwhile, back at the old school'
- hilarious review of the CS series.

The Times 1968: 'An air of unreality'
- same journalist as 'Meanwhile, back at the old school' - general review of unrealistic portraits of girls' schools


The Times 1969: Elinor's Obituary


The Times 1982: 'Bubbling with ideas'
- reading EBD for comfort


The Independent 1996: 'The Chalet School: It's Another Country'
- fantastic book review of why we read the series as adults; very pithy


The Independent 2000: 'Another Term for the Chalet School'
- a review of fill-ins, from HarperCollins to GGB


The Independent 2002: Daisy Pulls It Off
- review referencing EBD

The Times 2002: The Child that Books Built
– review that includes the CS

The New Statesman 2002: 'Women's London Library'
- review of opening that references EBD


The Guardian 2003: 'From Mint to Poor'
- is GO back in fashion?

The Sunday Times 2003: 'Class of today yearns for old school values'
- JK Rowling vs EBD

The Independent 2003: 'Proud to be a Brunette'
- Hair colours of GO heroines and how it affected their plotlines


The Telegraph 2004: 'Austria: weekend to remember'
- a cycling tourist explores EBD's Tyrol, referencing the books

The Times 2004: 'NB'
- review of GO societies currently in operation

The Hindu 2004: 'Perfect in Books'
- romanticised boarding school life in GO books

The Times 2004: 'Black is the new white'
- race in children's fiction


The Times 2005: 'The Fickle Magic of Words'
- one journalist calls the CS 'extraordinarily badly written'

The New Statesman 2005: 'Youthful Extremes'
- journalist compares radical youth to 'hysteric and self-righteous Chalet School girls'

The Independent 2005: Jacqueline Wilson, Children's Laureate
- Children's Laureate 'skied through the Chalet School'


The Guardian 2006: 'One Good Turn'
- modern book review uses CS as comparison

The Telegraph 2006: 'Gymslip fiction is back in fashion'
- article on GGBP

BBC 2006: 'Woman's Hour'
- with Sue Sims & Clarissa Cridland - transcribed interview

BBC 2006: 'The People's War'
- a survivor reminisces, mentioning EBD

The Times 2006: 'Shop Talk'
- Peakirk Books talk about their experiences as specialist stockers of children's literature


Asians In Media 2007: Two Chalet School Girls in India
- review

The Observer 2007: 'There's more to life than ponies, surely?'
- sport in GO

The Financial Times 2007: 'Sweets in Children's Fiction'
- why didn't midnight feasts lead to diabetes?

The Observer 2007: review of 'The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls'
- is not reading the CS a 'sign of progress'?

The Age Sunday Magazine 2007: 'The Lacrosse League'
- why are the CS books 'seized on by queer historians'?

The Daily Mail 2007: 'Condemned to be virgins: the two million women robbed by the war'
- book review

The Glasgow Herald 2007: 'Which books would you like to write a sequel to?'
- Val McDermid chooses the CS

BBC 2007: 'This is Janet, this is John... all over again'
- discussion of nostalgic reprints


The Guardian 2008: 'Which fictional school do you like best?'
- Sue Sims chooses the CS

The Guardian 2008: 'Five fall into the abyss'
- revamping and reissuing childrens' classics

The Times 2008: 'The dark ages'
- the popularity of boarding school stories explained by high instances of historical orphaning

The Times 2008: Top Boarding School Stories
- The CS tops the list!

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 Post subject: Re: News & Views Archive
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 20:57 
Buying your school uniform
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Location: Lake District
After having been dormant for some time I thought I'd mention something I have noticed on Amazon is a lot - well huge - number of books selling for £15 to £25 (one even £50), which on closer inspection are simply Wikipidia articles bound by the 'print on demand' method, but which some people believe are not even written by humans, but computer generated, taking any information they can find on the internet about a subject and turning it into a "Book". They have got to Star-Trek and Dr Who, they will surely get to the Chalet School, so perhaps someone could warn the board about them.

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