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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 18:18 
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Help! I've checked GGBP website but can't see the answer...
Does the £13 include postage? And do they send by Royal Mail?
The answers to this will decide how many I buy and where I have them sent :)
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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 18:57 
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The £13 includes postage within the UK.

Mine have always come Royal Mail, but I've only ever ordered one at a time :D , so I'm not sure about bulk orders. I don't get the impression that they use other couriers, though.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 20:08 
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Thank you! My bank account is about to give me a Paddington hard stare... :-)

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Just ordered Theodora. I've only got the abridged version, and I remember a lot of bits got cut out, so I'm really made up they've published it.


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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2019, 06:26 
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Lotte wrote:
Just ordered Theodora. I've only got the abridged version, and I remember a lot of bits got cut out, so I'm really made up they've published it.

Me too! Theodora was the last paperback I acquired to complete my 'set' many years ago. But I've only got two hardbacks (CS goes to it and CS goes to the Oberland), so most of my collection has been 'edited' :(


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 03:57 
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GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening. The second one will cover the second term on Guernsey. Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 07:22 
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Chloe wrote:
Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


I don't have any new "information" and someone might know better but what I heard was:

Immediately after Ms Willmott's death, it was noted that she had been writing a futher book and that a couple of people had undertaken to edit it etc. That was in the public domain and I assume it to be true as it was not contradicted by the people named

However, I am also aware via people in the book trade that the first book sold poorly and was difficult to shift.

I suspect that the "couple of people" might have been advised that a further book by the author was unlikely to evoke much interest. This would have left them with facing a) whatever degree of editing/finishing the writing that was required + b) the printing costs - but struggling to recover even the basic financial outlay.

If they felt the costs in terms of time or money were too high, I don't feel they could be blamed.


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 08:44 
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Chloe wrote:
GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening. The second one will cover the second term on Guernsey. Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


Chalet School - Interrupted?!

It’s a shame that At War was already used by the original paperback publishers. And New, EBD herself had already used.

I guess it needs to either express the sense of the school being suspended, or the efforts to reestablish it. It depends a bit on the plot and the angle the author is taking.

Pat’s book - folks are still working in it, is my understanding. But it’s an emotional business being done by Pat’s friends. I wouldn’t expect it to be a GGBP book.


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It’s a shame that At War was already used by the original paperback publishers. And New, EBD herself had already used.


When I wrote Peace Comes, I originally wanted to call it The Chalet School at Peace as a bookend to The Chalet School at War, but as that was 'just' a paperback title, I wasn't allowed to. I imagine similar conversations might have taken place about this title.

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 10:27 
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Wow - OK.

I’m all for the GGBP fill ins being broadly authentically EBD, but that seems a wee bit overly picky. At Peace seems a perfectly acceptable title wording, regardless of whether At War is considered a canon title or not.

I’d be interested to know what this author wanted to call their book. I actually don’t remember having much discussion about my titles, but all three titles I gave them are in a very conventional EBD style.


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 14:26 
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That does seem picky! My understanding is that "Goes To It" fitted more with the mood of the time, everyone Doing Their Bit and digging for victory and so on, but that the term was considered dated by the time the Armadas came along. And I don't see what's wrong with "At Peace" even if "At War" is ignored!

Madge and Co in Guernsey :lol: ? I always think it's very mean that Madge doesn't get her name in any of the titles!

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 19:57 
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I'm thrilled that we have three fill-ins set on Guernsey to look forward to. Does anybody know the number of CS fill-ins that have been published-GGBP and others? I have a feeling that when you add fill-ins already published and those in the pipeline that they will equal the original number of CS books.


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Chloe wrote:
GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening.

Chalet School in Waiting?

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 21:18 
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I'm hoping they actually start a bit before Guernsey. Someone - Lizzie? - once started a fascinating drabble covering the escape period from Madge and Jem's point of view. The King of Belsornia contacted them to say that Joey and Jack's party had never arrived, and they were then out of their minds with worry until news came to say that they'd reached Switzerland. We don't see that side of it, because we're with the escape party.

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2019, 08:32 
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Caroline wrote:
Pat’s book - folks are still working in it, is my understanding. But it’s an emotional business being done by Pat’s friends. I wouldn’t expect it to be a GGBP book.


I've got enough experience with creating ebooks (if that's an alternative to printing it). If anybody wants my help, drop me a private message.


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