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One of things which has come up on the thread about Problem was how that group of girls are never shown as Prefects and Ros barely rates a mention as Head Girl. It along with reading Katherine Bruce's recent fill in of "Juniors" got me thinking about what fill in books I would love to see despite EBD already covering that term.

I would love to read a fill in based on Rosamund's term as Head Girl and see that particular group of girls as Prefects. I loved them in New Mistress and Excitements and was always disappointed I never got to read about them as Prefects.

I would also love to see Bette as Head Girl. I know Helen McClelland covered that term but we rarely saw a non English Head Girl and I do have a soft spot for Bette, that I would love to see how she felt following in her cousins footsteps.

And finally I would love to see the missing 6-12 months in Exile.

Does anyone else have a term they would loved to see a book written from a different perspective? Or do people feel, if EBD has already covered that term, they don't particularly want to see another perspective?

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A lot of books do show more than one perspective, usually that of the prefects and that of either the Juniors or the Middles, but there are some that don't. Ros doesn't get a voice as HG, as you say, and nor does Maeve. So I think there is room for fillers showing a different perspective.

I'd love to see a book set at the Carnbach branch, which is completely forgotten about. And I'd like to see more about Ailie's gang in the later years: except in Adrienne, they get pushed out in favour of horrible Jack Lambert and a load of fairly obscure new characters.

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I think it would be fascinating to read Gay from China from Sybil's point of view -- the accident with Josette, her feelings of guilt and despair as her mum tends to her sister and her dad ostracizes her, plus then you have everything that's going on with Miss Bubb and the regular school stuff.

Not sure if this counts, but I want to see Marilyn Evans' term when everything goes pear-shaped. It's so rare for an appointment to go wrong that I'm intrigued. I enjoyed the way Adrianne Fitzpatrick handled the aftermath in Champion of the Chalet School.

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I agree about Marilyn's term - and that Champion is a great read.

Personally I'd like more of the Tyrol from the perspective of the staff. Or maybe Jem's perspective of his courtship of Madge.


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Alison H wrote:
I'd love to see a book set at the Carnbach branch, which is completely forgotten about.


Oh definitely. Always hated the way that branch just got shunted aside.

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I would like to read about madge and co, in Canada. I would also like to read about the second year at Welsen, in particular Tom's experiences at a finishing school!


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Tom at finishing school would have been good. She probably just did her own thing and got on with making her latest house!


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I've mentioned before some scenarios I'd like to see. But of course it takes huge effort to write a fill-in, who knows which ones will ever see the light of day?

I would also like to see the missing months in Exile, and the term(s) immediatedly preceding it. It would be great to have a book set at the Carnbach school, but will anyone take on the challenge? There's so little information to go on, surely a problem.

It would also be interesting to see why Marilyn Evans was so bad, and I agree with most of the others. Can't seem to shake off my negative perceptions of the Swiss books though, so less interested in that.

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I'd like to see a book covering the re-integration of the Bettany family. The parents haven't seen the older set since they were age four and under, the older kids have likely been fantasizing about having their parents back for years, while Maeve and Maurice are used to being the only kids in the family and are suddenly the youngest, with the other four siblings all knowing each other well.

There are brief mentions of Maeve resenting Peggy trying to mother her and manage her, and also of Maeve and Maurice resenting being apart when they were sent off to boarding school separately.

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jennifer wrote:
I'd like to see a book covering the re-integration of the Bettany family. The parents haven't seen the older set since they were age four and under, the older kids have likely been fantasizing about having their parents back for years, while Maeve and Maurice are used to being the only kids in the family and are suddenly the youngest, with the other four siblings all knowing each other well.

There are brief mentions of Maeve resenting Peggy trying to mother her and manage her, and also of Maeve and Maurice resenting being apart when they were sent off to boarding school separately.


I think that would work really well as one of EBD's holiday stories. She was still at the height of her writing prowess round about when it was set and Exile, Rescue, Monica and Three Go were of that period and all have at least large chunks of non-school based story.

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