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 Post subject: Re: Filling in fill-ins
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 10:27 
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That's ten years ago, why is it taking so long to actually publish it?

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 12:16 
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Sorry to keep harping on about this, but after loving the CS universe for over 50 years I only fairly recently found focs, ggbp etc. and learned about the fill-ins. I have been devouring them since and enjoying them immensly. I have also started replacing my armada copies with ggb prints (I don't understandwhy they missed out Leader and Trials from the Swiss era but that's another topic).

What I meant to say was while starting to read Ruey I looked through the list of books at the back to confirm where it was in the canon then a quick look at the list of fill-ins to make sure another one hadn't magically appeared(sad isn't it). As my eye drifted down the page I came to CS Headmistress which said
"Set during the same term as A Mystery at the CS"

What! Where! Why! Aaarh! ( If I knew how there would be 4 or 5 little heads beating against brick walls here) .


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 12:26 
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Beth R wrote:
( If I knew how there would be 4 or 5 little heads beating against brick walls here) .
It's among the 'Smilies' to the left, when you click on either the Reply option beneath any posting or the Quote option within any posting, and if you click on them they'll appear where your cursor is - but we'll get the message with just one or two, TBH. :D


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 14:52 
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Reading this thread I was going to mention 'Two Chalet girls in India' and 'Gillian' as they both mention the doctor who chased Joey, give him different names and tell the story differently. I feel I have to take 'Gillian' as canon as it's GGBP, but it grates with me simply because I read 'India' first.

(This is not a criticism of Gillian, I really enjoyed the book and regularly re-read it!)

I don't have the same problem with fanfic, so I think there is subconciously a difference with between internet work and published work.

As reader and not a writer, (maybe I shouldn't comment) I don't see a problem with adding to fill-ins and fiiling in gaps they may leave, provided the correct permissions have been granted. Certainly as a reader I enjoy it when new 'fill-ins' recall happenings from old 'fill-ins'.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 17:07 
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Fiona Mc wrote:
That's ten years ago, why is it taking so long to actually publish it?


It's a combination of editing issues and the huge problem of how to describe India. Unfortunately EBD's ideas of India are far from the reality of the period, ignoring issues such as self-rule, etc., and the question of the role of British govt bodies such as the Forestry is a fraught one. Trying to work out what is 'right' is quite challenging. Also I think there is a feeling that the further away from NCC's India it is published, the better.

Ronaele, it's interesting you feel that way about the doctor in both India and Gillian because Gillian was published earlier so I find it very irritating that the name of the doctor is different in that one. It's fascinating to see thing through someone else's eyes!

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 20:59 
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Ronaele, it's interesting you feel that way about the doctor in both India and Gillian because Gillian was published earlier so I find it very irritating that the name of the doctor is different in that one. It's fascinating to see thing through someone else's eyes!


It's purely because I read 'India' first. I prefer the 'Gillian' version. Even so, it still just doesn't sit right in my mind.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2015, 21:16 
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I really liked Two CS Girls in India, but I read Gillian first and so I thought of Joey's unwanted admirer as Dr Hunter, and included him in a drabble as Dr Hunter ... and found it rather confusing to find him being called Dr Bettlesdon. Having said which, there are all sorts of name changes within the original books, and we live with those :lol: .

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