Login   Register     FAQ    Members

View unanswered posts   View active topics


Board index .:|:. Slogging at Lessons :: Books .:|:. South Shields to Switzerland
It is currently 20 Sep 2020, 11:24



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 02 Oct 2019, 00:57 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 23 Dec 2005, 14:08
Posts: 245
Location: North Yorkshire
I have most of the fill ins but am in agreement with others here in that I’m not a huge fan of fill ins of terms that already have a book. It’s not that I don’t like the storyline or style of writing it’s just that there’s more gaps and it feels unnecessary to rewrite a term that already exists. I do like most of the fill ins about already existing terms but I get more excited at the thought of one about a missing term.

(Sorry if what I’ve written is not so clear, on some pretty strong meds at the moment)


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Oct 2019, 18:31 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 8384
Location: Manchester
A Refuge for the Chalet School is now available for pre-order, but, rather weirdly, "will either be published at the end of November 2019 or at the beginning of February 2020". I wondered if they were waiting to see if something else'd be ready for November, but it says that the School Stories book will be out in February. So presumably they aren't quite sure it'll be ready for late November, and don't want to be committed to sending it out over the Christmas period when ... is it Ann or Clarissa who's the vicar? Anyway, when they'll be busy and the post will be chaos! Fingers crossed for November :D .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 25 Nov 2019, 02:55 
Offline
Saying you only know three German words
User avatar

Joined: 04 Mar 2009, 22:31
Posts: 69
GGBP have announced titles to be published next year in their Friday email. EBD interest are Geography Readers Volume 2 Kenya/Canada, The Chalet School and the Lintons, A Leader in the Chalet School, The Chalet School in Guernsey(Katherine Bruce), reprints of The New Mistress at the Chalet School, Peace Comes to the Chalet School and Janie of La Rochelle. Next year they are also doing among others Schoolgirl Encyclopaedia Volume 1 and Volume 2 and Cricket Term(Antonia Forest). They are making real headway with the Chalet School titles now.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 25 Nov 2019, 22:26 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 21 May 2012, 14:59
Posts: 238
That's fantastic news, because Lintons is one of the ones I really want to get, as is New Mistress. I've read Rebel, but not the whole thing.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 24 Apr 2020, 14:05 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 23 Dec 2005, 14:08
Posts: 245
Location: North Yorkshire
Lots of titles added to GGBP’s forthcoming books section today including reprints of New Mistress and Janie of La Rochelle; no new CS though :(


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 03 Jul 2020, 19:25 
Offline
Saying you only know three German words
User avatar

Joined: 04 Mar 2009, 22:31
Posts: 69
GGBP announced a new title “The Bettany Twins and the Chalet School” by Helen Barber to be published in October in their weekly email this morning. Does the Bettany Twins refer to Madge and Dick or to Peggy and Rix I wonder? They also said that “The Chalet School in Guernsey” by Katherine Bruce will be published later this year. They didn’t give a month for it though.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 03 Jul 2020, 22:37 
Offline
Released!
Released!
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2393
Location: Berkshire, England
And Leader in the CS in October


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2020, 08:04 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 23 Dec 2005, 14:08
Posts: 245
Location: North Yorkshire
All three sound great to me!

The Bethany Twins could also be Maeve and Maurice


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2020, 02:38 
Offline
Order Mark!
Order Mark!
User avatar

Joined: 01 Oct 2016, 05:46
Posts: 173
Location: Australia
Laura V wrote:
All three sound great to me!

The Bethany Twins could also be Maeve and Maurice


But Maurice never went to the Chalet School? By the time he came to the UK, after the war e would have been too old. I'm not sure if Rix ever went to the Guernsey school, when they definitely had young boys in the Kindergarten.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2020, 12:06 
Offline
Giving a Junior an order mark
Giving a Junior an order mark
User avatar

Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 17:50
Posts: 3300
Location: in a world of her own
bythebrook wrote:
Laura V wrote:
All three sound great to me!

The Bethany Twins could also be Maeve and Maurice


But Maurice never went to the Chalet School? By the time he came to the UK, after the war e would have been too old. I'm not sure if Rix ever went to the Guernsey school, when they definitely had young boys in the Kindergarten.


Note the title is and the CS not at the CS...

_________________
to be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e.cummings
http://stitchwords.blogspot.co.uk


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2020, 12:10 
Offline
Released!
Released!
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2393
Location: Berkshire, England
Yes, that struck me too. Given that Helen's last 3 books have been set in Taverton just before the CS opens, this could be Dick and Madge at the beginning of the school, and Dick could be more involved than we see in canon.


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2020, 13:41 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 23 Dec 2005, 14:08
Posts: 245
Location: North Yorkshire
ivohenry wrote:
Yes, that struck me too. Given that Helen's last 3 books have been set in Taverton just before the CS opens, this could be Dick and Madge at the beginning of the school, and Dick could be more involved than we see in canon.


I hope that doesn’t mean another book of a term that’s already been written about :? . Whilst I still enjoy those books, there’s so many more missing terms and timeframes that I would prefer to read about.

With regard to Maeve and Maurice, didn’t the Bettanys show up in Tom? Maeve and Maurice could have attended the school kindergarten


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 11 Jul 2020, 18:41 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 8384
Location: Manchester
I think they'd have been too old by then.

I'd assumed it meant Peggy and Rix, for some reason, but it could be any of them! It would be nice to see more of Dick, but he went back to India before the school had opened. Having said which, he must have been involved in setting the school up, because he was already there when Madge and Joey and Grizel arrived, and we're never really told what he'd been doing.

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 12 Jul 2020, 12:55 
Offline
Giving a Junior an order mark
Giving a Junior an order mark
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2012, 16:53
Posts: 3395
Location: West London Alps
Apparently Dick helped Mlle to take the heavy items out to Austria - school equipment, maybe?


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2020, 11:15 
Offline
Discovering that JMB lives next door
Discovering that JMB lives next door

Joined: 30 Dec 2011, 12:23
Posts: 123
Maybe its about the mysterious trip to Austria in 1922 or thereabouts?


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2020, 13:23 
Offline
Somehow making an enemy
Somehow making an enemy
User avatar

Joined: 23 Dec 2005, 14:08
Posts: 245
Location: North Yorkshire
Mabel wrote:
Maybe its about the mysterious trip to Austria in 1922 or thereabouts?


Oooo, that would be a good one to read about!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2020, 14:58 
Offline
Released!
Released!
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2393
Location: Berkshire, England
But that wouldn't be "and the Chalet School" as it's before the school started


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2020, 10:32 
Offline
Released!
Released!
User avatar

Joined: 03 Jan 2010, 22:35
Posts: 2393
Location: Berkshire, England
GGBP webpage books coming soon now has jacket illustration (not final) of Bettany twins and the CS.

Jacket has schoolgirls in cloakroom and 2 ladies (staff?) standing in open door.

Sounds intriguing -blurb below says

CS 19+ The Bettany Twins and the Chalet School by Helen Barber

Which Bettany Twins? Read below …

It’s 1944. A world war is raging and the girls of the Chalet School are determined to play their part. But for Peggy and Bride Bettany, there is exciting news: their father Dick, twin brother of the School’s founder, is on his way back from India in spite of the war, and with him will be their mother and the young brother and sister they have never met. How will they adjust to living together as a family under one roof – First Twins Peggy and Rix, singletons Bride and Jackie, and Second Twins Maeve and Maurice? How will Maeve settle in at the Chalet School, so different from anything she has ever known? And what is the reason for the mysterious burglaries at the new Bettany home, The Quadrant?

Helen’s latest contribution to the annals of the Chalet School is a typical EBD mix of school, family and adventure. It answers many of the questions fans have been asking years. How could Dick resign his job in India in Tom but still have it in Three Go? How did eight-year-old Maeve react to being given woolly reins as a welcome-home gift? Did Peggy really ‘come the eldest sister’ over Maeve, as suggested in The Wrong Chalet School, or was Maeve simply reacting to having an elder sister at all? And why, oh why, was Dick returning to England when clearly it is still the middle of the Second World War?

Three sets of Bettany twins: Madge and Dick, Peggy and Rix, Maeve and Maurice. One Chalet School, the pivot around which their lives revolve. And a most intriguing quest!


Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2020, 15:09 
Offline
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
Rescuing a Junior from the lake
User avatar

Joined: 15 Oct 2004, 13:57
Posts: 8384
Location: Manchester
"Mysterious burglaries" sounds more Five Find Outers than Chalet School :D .

_________________
We really must stop eating like this ...

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.

http://setinthepast.wordpress.com/




Top | End
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GGBP News 3
PostPosted: 17 Jul 2020, 18:10 
Offline
Attending a prees' meeting
Attending a prees' meeting
User avatar

Joined: 13 Aug 2009, 18:41
Posts: 3113
Location: Czech Republic and Herts UK
ivohenry wrote:

Three sets of Bettany twins: Madge and Dick, Peggy and Rix, Maeve and Maurice. One Chalet School, the pivot around which their lives revolve. And a most intriguing quest!

Oh that's very clever, shall place an order for this one!

_________________
Cestina's dolls houses - Brave new world?


Top | End
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 62 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Board index .:|:. Slogging at Lessons :: Books .:|:. South Shields to Switzerland
It is currently 20 Sep 2020, 11:24

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group