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 Post subject: Re: Books: Bride Leads the Chalet School
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I wonder what the school made of this odd choice for a Sale theme? If there is only one copy in San very few would have read it - or the parents. Perhaps it was a favourite of EBD's?


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I've just downloaded the Gutenberg version to read when I'm feeling whimsical.


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Abebooks have a few copies for less than a tenner, including postage.

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Mel wrote:
I wonder what the school made of this odd choice for a Sale theme? If there is only one copy in San very few would have read it - or the parents. Perhaps it was a favourite of EBD's?


Probably well known to EBD, but she described in Bride that this book came from an old lady and many of her books were discarded as unsuitable. So it appears that EBD was realising that her readers may not have been reading the same books as she did at the same age.

I noticed in Heather Leaves School a reference to Misunderstood, which was first published in 1869! (I was involved in producing the Gutenberg copy, after I read of it in Heather.) Probably not an ideal book for sick girls to read!

I mention Misunderstood because it is another very old book, which was familiar to EBD, but not necessarily to her readers.


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I was looking online and it seems to have good reviews. I don't have the Bride book to hand but was this the sale based around "learning" characters like Mr Arithmetic? If it is, I thought it was a brilliant idea for a sale - by far the best.


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PostPosted: 13 Aug 2017, 22:08 
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Another one who tends not to noice the EBDisms unless they slap me in the face. This was always one of my favourite UK books and I like Bride and friends as they have a believable friendship.

The Joey scenes irritate me and it is a about this point in the series that I start fantasising about ways of removing Joey altogether - my plans to murder her get more extreme the further through the Swiss books you get. Why Jack didn't just do us all a favour and keep her dosed is beyond me.

I thought that the sale sounded brilliant and am now tempted to have a look on Amazon and see if I can find a copy (maybe I'll look for the naughty Forever Amber from the Armada paperback of Wrong while I'm at it).


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The (free) Gutenberg version is here

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25516

Be sure to view/download a version with pictures, as it is illustrated.

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Thanks Jennifer, I'll give it a go.


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My kindle copy cost me nothing on Amazon the other day, though haven't got round to reading it yet..

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jennifer wrote:
The (free) Gutenberg version is here

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25516

Be sure to view/download a version with pictures, as it is illustrated.


Thank you , Jennifer. I downloaded it this morning and read it all (thereby procrastinating like Lubin). It was lovely!


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Been looking back at the books covering Bride's last year in the school and thinking she and her friends have quite a rough year:-

Elfie loses her beloved stepmother and also thinks she is going to have to leave school and maybe give up her career although that does not happen.

Bride is missing Peggy and also Elfie in the first term and nearly loses her own mother. In the second term she is unexpectedly made head girl and struggles with a difficult pupil and has her study wrecked. In the third term she has a bit of a lecture from Miss Annersley who does not seem to like Bride's attitude regarding Diana.

Julie very nearly dies and all her friends have to watch her suffer agonizing pain. I thought EBD covered this particularly well. Tom shines.

They do seem to have suffered in a way that most sets of prefects didn't.

I also wonder if Loveday's inheritance made up for losing two terms at the CS!


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Seeing as it was around the time that Juan Peron was trying to end British (and other foreign) influence in Argentina, I don't suppose she got much joy from it :lol: .

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Alison H wrote:
Seeing as it was around the time that Juan Peron was trying to end British (and other foreign) influence in Argentina, I don't suppose she got much joy from it :lol: .


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