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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 05 Sep 2016, 10:04 
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The title is _________ at the Chalet School.
One aspect of the book is similar to another fill-in from several years ago.
One of the central characters is someone I have not really included in my previous fill-ins.
The era is the same as one of my other fill-ins.
The cover comes from a book written by an author GGB have previously published. The cover is not from the GGB title.



The Title is Bake off at the Chalet School
It's about attempts to broker peace between Karen and Anna over who bakes the best biscuits
Central character is schoolgirl Mary Berry (very, very young)
Era is the same as Peace, but a wee bit after
Cover is - cakes! (well duh)
The 'relatively small events that play an important part later on' include Dumbledore telling Miss Annersley the secret of never having to wear glasses; a sub-plot involving an explorer called Trelawney saying to his wife that if anything happens to him she's to send their shy daughter to the Chalet School to bring her out of herself; and an inattentive prefect reading the triplets stories from the bible but telling Con that Daniel ate the lion.

Am I close, KB?


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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In The Summer 2016 edition of the New Chalet Club Journal under Local Group Meetings, The Victorian Chalet Club, it says that GGBP have agreed to publish Katherine's fill in book at the end of the year and gives the title. Is that Katherine you KB? I'm looking forward to it, whoever's book it is.

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 05:29 
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macyrose wrote:
In The Summer 2016 edition of the New Chalet Club Journal under Local Group Meetings, The Victorian Chalet Club, it says that GGBP have agreed to publish Katherine's fill in book at the end of the year and gives the title. Is that Katherine you KB? I'm looking forward to it, whoever's book it is.


It is indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2016, 10:36 
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Didn't spot that! Look forward to it,


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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Soo.... whats the title?????


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 14 Sep 2016, 19:20 
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mattio wrote:
Soo.... whats the title?????


According to the NCC newsletter: Juniors


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 13:31 
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Not sure if anyone will be able to advise on this, but lately the GBB section in Foyles has been getting smaller and smaller - does anyone know if it's being phased out?

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It's Joey Goes to the Oberland that I want now rather than Tirol, but hopefully it'll be printed again soon.


And my wish has been granted. Yay!


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 11:49 
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GGBP have just announced this, probably November sometime, quote from Clarissa -

"Juniors at the Chalet School by Katherine Bruce (this is set during the same term as Princess and shows what an odd book Princess is – you may want to order Princess if you have not got it). I have to say that I found this absolutely unputdownable, which is rare for me."


Sounds really intriguing - look forward to it, KB


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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Sounds great - I always found that Princess didn't have enough about the actual school, apart from Matron Webb of course and so much about the kidnap etc.


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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As per the GGBP Facebook page, in 2017 they will publish Trials for the CS , pre-ordering now. :popper:

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2016, 16:32 
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According to the GGBP website, the fourth volume of the Encyclopaedia is available. I looked at Amazon (don't judge me! I have masses of Amazon vouchers!) and they don't have any copies.

Does anyone know whether GGBP have stopped selling via Amazon?


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2016, 17:55 
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Victoria wrote:
According to the GGBP website, the fourth volume of the Encyclopaedia is available. I looked at Amazon (don't judge me! I have masses of Amazon vouchers!) and they don't have any copies.

Does anyone know whether GGBP have stopped selling via Amazon?


Sorry, I don't know the answer to the question but did they ever? From what I can see the various volumes advertised on Amazon are from other booksellers, not GGBP.

My Volume 4, ordered directly from GGBP as I'm not lucky enough to have any Amazon vouchers, is hopefully in the post as they arrived back at GGBP
from the publishers on 22nd November, according to their Facebook page. I imagine that some booksellers will have copies shortly which they will put on Amazon. If not, there are lots of other books out there for you to order, Victoria. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2016, 18:17 
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Victoria wrote:
According to the GGBP website, the fourth volume of the Encyclopaedia is available. I looked at Amazon (don't judge me! I have masses of Amazon vouchers!) and they don't have any copies.

Does anyone know whether GGBP have stopped selling via Amazon?


Sorry, I don't know the answer to the question but did they ever? From what I can see the various volumes advertised on Amazon are from other booksellers, not GGBP.

My Volume 4, ordered directly from GGBP as I'm not lucky enough to have any Amazon vouchers, is hopefully in the post as they arrived back at GGBP
from the publishers on 22nd November, according to their Facebook page. I imagine that some booksellers will have copies shortly which they will put on Amazon. If not, there are lots of other books out there for you to order, Victoria. :lol:


I bought "Home Front" and the last volume of the Encyclopaedia from Amazon (not from other sellers advertising through Amazon) so I was expecting to be able to get the new one in the same way.


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2016, 20:12 
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Victoria wrote:
According to the GGBP website, the fourth volume of the Encyclopaedia is available. I looked at Amazon (don't judge me! I have masses of Amazon vouchers!) and they don't have any copies.

Does anyone know whether GGBP have stopped selling via Amazon?


Maybe it's too soon? The book's only just arrived with GGB.


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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
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The CS and Rosalie's on there (i.e. to order directly from Amazon), and that only came out in August, so I'd think JB's right and it's just too soon for the Encyclopaedia vol IV.

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 20:16 
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I hope that is the case. Previously, they've listed GGBP books for "pre-order" but haven't done that this time.


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PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 20:49 
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My Encyclopaedia came today, and the newsletter with it said that GGBP publication runs are now largely based on pre-orders and they're going to be getting very few books beyond that level. I'm sure they've got their reasons, but, given the high prices that 2nd hand GGBP books go for, there are obviously plenty of people who want to buy them later on. I'd've thought especially so for the fill-ins, which people who don't necessarily want to/are able to afford to buy everything CS-related might decide to buy after reading other people's comments about them. But it does sound as if they're reducing the size of the print runs.

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 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 2
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2016, 23:08 
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Alison H wrote:
My Encyclopaedia came today, and the newsletter with it said that GGBP publication runs are now largely based on pre-orders and they're going to be getting very few books beyond that level. I'm sure they've got their reasons, but, given the high prices that 2nd hand GGBP books go for, there are obviously plenty of people who want to buy them later on. I'd've thought especially so for the fill-ins, which people who don't necessarily want to/are able to afford to buy everything CS-related might decide to buy after reading other people's comments about them. But it does sound as if they're reducing the size of the print runs.


The books aren't selling out as quickly as they used to. Peace and others from that era went within 12 months, but there are still copies of Deira (2010) and Difficult Term (2011) available so clearly they have printed too many and want to make sure they aren't sitting on boxes of unsold stock for years.

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