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Glad you know what is wrong Aquabird and hope it settkes down after the right treatment.


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Glad they have discovered what's wrong and hope that soon it is put right and that you feel better.


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Thanks everyone, I was unexpectedly sprung from the joint this evening (had horrible visions of being in until Tuesday what with the long weekend) so going to my mum's for a couple of days. I'll do the Exile thread on Monday.

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Glad to hear you've been sprung! :)


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Glad to hear you've been sprung! :)

So am I.


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So, what did you think of this book? Do you agree with EBD giving the Headship to Miss Annersley? What do you think of the merge with St Scholastika’s? Thoughts on the Mystic M and their deeds, and their tragic conclusion? Did you like the trip to Salzburg?


This was actually the first CS book I read - my dad bought me the Armada paperback in a library sale! To be quite honest, I didn't 'get' it at all. I couldn't work out why there were so many random adults cluttering up a perfectly good school story, I couldn't work out what or who 'The Robin' was and why there was an 'Annexe'. It's also worth mentioning that Armada made a real mess of the cuts in this book; for example, a massive song and dance is made out of introducing Elizabeth and Betty and then they vanish for the rest of the book! But I liked Hilary and the Mystic M (although, being an irritatingly literal child, I felt it was very unlikely that all these kids' names would begin with M!).


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Interesting that you found the adults superfluous - I suppose CS books do have more adults as significant characters than some school stories.

New CS is always supposed to have very minor cuts/ updates, but I always think it unbalances the books to publish them as two separate parts, as was done here. Better than really extensive cuts, I suppose...


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I hope you continue on the mend Aquabird. Have you managed to avoid Matey with the caster oil?


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Brought this book back up again as a follow-on to the famous thrashing incident.

I was reading an old biography recently of the Queen by Robert Lacey which was published around the time of her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

It relates an incident in the 1930s presumably before the Queen was heir to the throne and living in Buckingham Palace. A telephone engineer or similar was doing work at the royal home and the young princess kept taking tools out of the engineer's bag and running away with them. Eventually he smacked her. The engineer was reported as saying that the then princess's mother, the Duchess of York, seemed pleased at what he had done!

Different times or maybe Jem was only doing what had been done to him? In the case of the princess, she deserved a ticking-off but seems to me the engineer could have been pleased to have an excuse to hit someone in a better social position or is that remark really not justified?


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I'm quite amused to hear that the Queen was naughty sometimes, and that she didn't always behave like a little angel whilst Princess Margaret was the one playing up :lol: .

I should imagine that the guy just got fed up with having his work disrupted, and didn't stop to think who it was that he was actually smacking. If he'd actually been thinking that he was smacking the King's grandchild, he might, whatever his views on the social hierarchy, have thought twice purely out of concern about what sort of trouble it might cause. But I don't think that what Jem did was unusual or unacceptable by the standards of the time. Even in the immediate post war era, a clip round the earhole, although maybe not a full-scale thrashing, wouldn't have been considered unreasonable if a child had behaved badly towards an adult. The past is a foreign country ...

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