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 Post subject: Winter sports in GO books
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I like to think that a lot of the original CS girls were in Innsbruck during the 1964 Winter Olympics :D. I'm trying to think of all the GO-type books which include winter sports, as well as or instead of jolly hockey sticks and lacrosse. There's Noel Streatfeild's White Boots, and Lorna Hill's No Castanets at the Wells involves some skating in Northumberland. I'm sure there must be others, but the cold weather seems to've addled my brain and I can't think of them!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter sports in GO books
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Angela Brazil has some. I can't remember which book, but there's one where the heroine visits an Alpine resort, in Switzerland, I think.

What about EJO? Do any of her characters go winter sporting?

Mabel Esther Allan had a school in Switzerland, I think. As Jean Estoril she also sent Drina to Switzerland, but I'd think Drina would be too fearful of injury to go skating.

There's skating in Little Women, of course. And not GO, but Winter Holiday.


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You'd think EJO's Swiss series characters would have gone winter sporting, but I don't think they do.

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Drina did go skating, but would not try skiing, partly because of the danger of falls, but also because she knew that Rose would not be able to afford the necessary lessons.

As for Angela Brazil, 'Nesta's New School' starts off with Nesta at a school in Switzerland where her life includes winter sports.

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There's very little mention of winter in EJO! In Jen of the Abbey School/Third Term at Rocklands there is quite a bit of snow up on the Moors, but apart from Christmas in London in AG in Town, and a bit of snow in Sussex in Deb of Sea House I don't remember much else. The Swiss series seems to be mainly spring/summer in its settings, as are Expelled from School, and Twins of Castle Charming, which are both set largely in Switzerland

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As for Angela Brazil, 'Nesta's New School' starts off with Nesta at a school in Switzerland where her life includes winter sports.

I'd forgotten Nesta! I think it's Ruth of St Ronan's where the heroine has a winter holiday at a Swiss resort.

(And those two books both have long-lost family plots equal to anything EBD ever dreamed up!)


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Not GO either, but M Pardoe's Four Plus Bunkle has a certain amount of winter sports at the end.


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I am not sure if this counts as GO but I think the Famous Five go ski-ing in Five Get into a Fix.


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elementary wrote:
I am not sure if this counts as GO but I think the Famous Five go ski-ing in Five Get into a Fix.

They do indeed. They're off in the Welsh mountains ski-ing and tobogganing and getting into a mystery of course. Actually one of my favourite FF books!


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