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 Post subject: The Muller Twins at the Chalet School
PostPosted: 27 Dec 2012, 11:13 
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I finished this book last night and I really enjoyed it.

I liked the characterisation of both Anneliese and Charlotte. I also liked seeing more of their friends from their form.

I am sorry that they had to leave the school though. As they had already been at an English school, it's a pity they couldn't manage to to the Chalet School in England.

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I am sorry that they had to leave the school though. As they had already been at an English school, it's a pity they couldn't manage to to the Chalet School in England


The Anchluss (sp?) and WWII

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I really enjoyed this book and I think it may become my favourite fill-in. I love the characterisations of the twins and the storyline.


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I really enjpyed it too, didn't want it to end! Will definintly be re-reading it again at some point soon :) well - written and it was nice to see more of this era.

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 Post subject: Re: The Muller Twins at the Chalet School
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 19:12 
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Thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments. Clare, I suspect it's true that Anneliese and Charlotte will be left behind as a result of the Anschluss (Madge does say as much in Exile) but if any other fill-in author could come up with a good reason for them to come to England and included them in a later book, I wouldn't mind.

If anyone else has any queries about things I included/left out or about the process of this book, feel free to ask!

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I did guess that - I'm sorry they couldn't stay.

Where is the cover from please? Is it based on anyone else apart from Anneliese and Charlotte?

Also is Anneliese pronounced Annalise please? That is the only way I have heard it pronounced long ago but I wasn't sure of the German pronounciation.

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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2012, 19:34 
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The cover is from The Lower Fourth and Joan by Winifred Darch, with only tiny modifications. This is the original:

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Anneliese has two possible pronunciations (at least according to Wiki):

ah'-neh-lees or ah'-neh-lees-zu

Your choice really. :D

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KB wrote:

Anneliese has two possible pronunciations (at least according to Wiki):

ah'-neh-lees or ah'-neh-lees-zu

Your choice really. :D

Don't think I agree with Wiki (wouldn't be the first time :wink: ).

Ah'-neh-lees-eh would be my suggestion....Here you have it :D

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cestina wrote:
KB wrote:

Anneliese has two possible pronunciations (at least according to Wiki):

ah'-neh-lees or ah'-neh-lees-zu

Your choice really. :D

Don't think I agree with Wiki (wouldn't be the first time :wink: ).

Ah'-neh-lees-eh would be my suggestion....Here you have it :D

(Not quite your typical drummer!)


I would agree with this pronunciation. I have several German family members called Anneliese and I've only ever heard it pronounced that way. I quite enjoy the song too!


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cestina wrote:
Ah'-neh-lees-eh would be my suggestion....Here you have it :D


Or if you want a nice kids' song about a German Anneliese (who's a cow) with presumably the correct pronunciation, here you go.


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I really enjoyed this and I loved the chapter with one of Madge's famous literature lessons.


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Thankyou everyone!

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Just read the whole book today in one go. I really enjoyed it too. Thanks, Katherine.


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 Post subject: Re: The Muller Twins at the Chalet School
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012, 03:33 
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Didn't know about this one, but just ordered it - KB is one of my favourite authors!


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Just scored Amazon's last copy! And now I must stop spending my Christmas money, so would my friends PLEASE stop writing books I have to read???


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 Post subject: Re: The Muller Twins at the Chalet School
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*lol* No promises, I'm afraid! Still lots of ideas in mind!

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I meant to post earlier to say I'd really enjoyed this, KB. I really liked your portrayal of the twins themselves. I'm glad that Anneliese finally came to realise that at the Chalet School there was no need for her to be so unpleasant to and about Charlotte and that Miss Annersley was able help both of them. The situation between them put me in mind a little of the twins Connie and Ruth (can't for the minute recall whether they're at St. Clare's or Malory Towers!) but in that case, Connie's domination over Ruth went on for much longer.


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I've just ordered it. Yippee!


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 Post subject: Re: The Muller Twins at the Chalet School
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2013, 22:32 
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The situation between them put me in mind a little of the twins Connie and Ruth (can't for the minute recall whether they're at St. Clare's or Malory Towers!) but in that case, Connie's domination over Ruth went on for much longer.


*applause* That was exactly where the original idea came from (it's Upper Fourth at Malory Towers, btw), but the behaviour had to be changed to suit the mood and treatment that is more typical for the CS. Well done on you for spotting it!

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I thoroughly enjoyed it too KB. I liiked the characterisation and the development of the tension between the girls (particularly when Charlotte felt like Anneliese actually believed what she was saying). It fits right in with the rest of the series. Thank you!


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