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 Post subject: Where did school-girl Biddy spend the holidays?
PostPosted: 15 Jun 2017, 19:37 
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I'm currently re-reading the series having read most of them in paperback and have got as far as the beginning of Highland Twins. In this, Elizabeth writes to Robin and tells her about her exam results. In the letter Elizabeth says that she has heard from Biddy about her results too. Initially Biddy is adopted by the guides and spends some holidays at the Sonnalpe. Do any of the books suggest how Biddy gets from Austria to Jersey and where Biddy spends holidays once they have moved?


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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2017, 00:29 
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No, that's never mentioned. Biddy is not mentioned in Exile until the school is restarted, where she's a form prefect.

Later in Highland Twins it's mentioned that "the Russells had been responsible for her" (with no mention of the Guides), although we never see or hear of her spending holidays with them.

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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2017, 13:13 
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I've often wondered about this as well. I'm particularly curious to know who got her out of Austria and over to Guernsy in Exile and looked after her for the year before the school re-opened.

Her school reports go to Nell Wilson, but I've never got the impression that she stayed with her during the holidays.


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I've always assumed she left Austria with the Die Rosen crowd, and spent the hiatus with them too. Maybe she spent the later holidays with friends like Nicole?

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PostPosted: 16 Jun 2017, 13:59 
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Aquabird wrote:
I've always assumed she left Austria with the Die Rosen crowd, and spent the hiatus with them too. Maybe she spent the later holidays with friends like Nicole?

Yes, I'd thought that too but quite honestly, I think that EBD just forgot about her!


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Perhaps referring to her as Biddy O'Hara in Highland Twins was more than a mere slip of the pen, and EMBD had a fleeting thought of having her turn out to be secretly related to the O'Haras - and spending time with them? Though I've always thought it likely that she left Austria with the Russells, and stayed with them until the school reopened.


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thefrau46 wrote:
Aquabird wrote:
I've always assumed she left Austria with the Die Rosen crowd, and spent the hiatus with them too. Maybe she spent the later holidays with friends like Nicole?

Yes, I'd thought that too but quite honestly, I think that EBD just forgot about her!


Along with a few more! I always wonder where the MacDonald Twins spent the summer when Jo was in Yorkshire.


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