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 Post subject: Re: Books: Carola Storms the Chalet School
PostPosted: 31 Jul 2017, 15:00 
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Joyce wrote:
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Some newspapers - certainly the Daily Mail - would still have women confined to the bedroom and the kitchen.


The Daily Telegraph here (also Murdoch owned - sensing a trend here?) is much the same. And yet we persistently refuse to be dragged back to the dark ages.


I think the Barclay brothers own the Telegraph? I'm pretty sure it's not a Murdoch paper but it could well be!

I also love the secret shopping at the beginning though the part where Carola doesn't recognise a house she has visited annoys me!


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 Post subject: Re: Books: Carola Storms the Chalet School
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What I hadn't realised until recently was that Carola had actually visited the house twice before. I could understand her not noticing very much once especially if she was overwrought, but not so much twice.

Regarding the newspapers, the Sun and (Sunday) Times have the same owner, I think - Rupert Murdoch?


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I think the Barclay brothers own the Telegraph? I'm pretty sure it's not a Murdoch paper but it could well be!


He owns Newscorp which most definitely owns the Daily Telegraph. One read of it and you can tell. It's got his slime all over it.

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What I hadn't realised until recently was that Carola had actually visited the house twice before. I could understand her not noticing very much once especially if she was overwrought, but not so much twice.


Maybe she was being cagey because she wasn't supposed to have been there :D So she pretended not to know it and then Daisy blows her cover out of the water.

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 Post subject: Re: Books: Carola Storms the Chalet School
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Not wanting to get off topic, but the Australian Sunday Telegraph is owned by NewsCorp (Murdoch). The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph in the UK are owned by Press Holdings, which is indeed the Barclay Brothers, not Murdoch.


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 Post subject: Re: Books: Carola Storms the Chalet School
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This thread is verging on the political. Whilst politics is not a forbidden topic on the CBB, this forum is not the place for it. It is for discussion of the books themselves - see the banner at the head of the page. We haven't descended into ad hominem attacks in this thread [yet?] but to ensure we don't, please keep the Forum Rules in mind.

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This thread is verging on the political. Whilst politics is not a forbidden topic on the CBB, this forum is not the place for it. It is for discussion of the books themselves - see the banner at the head of the page. We haven't descended into ad hominem attacks in this thread [yet?] but to ensure we don't, please keep the Forum Rules in mind.

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Apologies.


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No forum rules have been broken as I'm pretty sure Ruport Murdoch isn't crying into his pillow.

Thanks Joyce, I hadn't clicked you were in Aus for some reason.

I also like the scene where Carola has a little midnight feast on a tray, but it seems a lot of food for night. Bet she had nightmares afterwards.


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Not wanting to get off topic, but the Australian Sunday Telegraph is owned by NewsCorp (Murdoch). The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph in the UK are owned by Press Holdings, which is indeed the Barclay Brothers, not Murdoch.


Sorry - the minute I pressed 'submit' I realised you meant the UK ones. Then I got caught up doing something else and forgot to go back and edit my post.

Doesn't help when the papers are all called 'Telegraph' :D

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This thread is verging on the political. Whilst politics is not a forbidden topic on the CBB, this forum is not the place for it. It is for discussion of the books themselves - see the banner at the head of the page. We haven't descended into ad hominem attacks in this thread [yet?] but to ensure we don't, please keep the Forum Rules in mind.

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Sorry. I'll keep it in mind for the future.

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Audrey25 wrote:
abbeybufo wrote:
This thread is verging on the political. Whilst politics is not a forbidden topic on the CBB, this forum is not the place for it. It is for discussion of the books themselves - see the banner at the head of the page. We haven't descended into ad hominem attacks in this thread [yet?] but to ensure we don't, please keep the Forum Rules in mind.

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Apologies.


Also sorry! I was only trying to provide info!


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 Post subject: Re: Books: Carola Storms the Chalet School
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Don't worry, folks, as Mia says, no rules have been broken ... but we were straying a bit far off topic, and I wanted to make sure we didn't go any farther in that direction.

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