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 Post subject: Re: Choosing baby names in CS-land
PostPosted: 15 Jul 2019, 00:41 
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I think something is said later on that gave me the impression they were not planning on going back to England. Do they sell Plas Gwyn at the same time as they buy the Austrian house?

Len also seems to have been going to settle on the Platz with wondrous Reg and it looks as if Con could have done the same with Dr Hamilton. Margot would have been abroad and Felicity could also have been travelling as EBD says in one of her newsletters she thinks Felicity will take up ballet.

I wonder though where the boys and Cecil and Phil would have ended up? If the majority of them were living in England could Jo and Jack have gone back, especially in view of the fact Madge and Dick were there?

It must have been quite a job to get their piano to the Platz. It might even have been a grand.


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 Post subject: Re: Choosing baby names in CS-land
PostPosted: 15 Jul 2019, 06:09 
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I think something is said later on that gave me the impression they were not planning on going back to England. Do they sell Plas Gwyn at the same time as they buy the Austrian house?


Yes, it's the same time - during Coming of Age.

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I can't see that the older boys would have ended up on the Platz. None of them were interested in medicine, and all their friends were in England.

The younger ones might have felt differently. The Platz was more of a community by then, and they'd have had friends of their own age there - the Morris, Graves, Peters and Courvoisier children, and probably others we don't hear about. Steve and Charles must have been bored stiff during the holidays.

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This was my take on where all the Maynard children ended up, and only Len stayed in Switzerland.

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Thanks Lottie - I’m sure all Jo’s plans came to fruition! :roll: :| :lol:


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I think the boys would have all ended up in England. They live there from the age of seven, and Steve and Charles didn't really live in Switzerland at all. For the girls - Len is setting up to be firmly tied to the Platz, but it wouldn't offer much for Con and her writing. Short of teaching at the CS or marrying a doctor, there isn't really much to hold any of them at the Platz after university.

Actually, I wonder what their status would be regarding work visas. As minors, they could stay in Switzerland as dependents of Jack, who would have the appropriate work documents. But once they hit adulthood, they wouldn't be citizens, so they'd need their own visas to live and work there.

It's surprising how easy it is to move abroad with the idea of staying a few years for a job, and the next thing you know you're married, it's 15 years later, and you're applying for permanent residency....

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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2019, 04:02 
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Lottie wrote:
This was my take on where all the Maynard children ended up, and only Len stayed in Switzerland.


Lottie, I had never seen this before. Just loved it - and all the other characters you introduced. So brilliantly done and so humorous.

Never let Jack Lambert end up with any of them though!


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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2019, 09:14 
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Lottie wrote:
This was my take on where all the Maynard children ended up, and only Len stayed in Switzerland.


That was lovely. Particularly all the other story linkups


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Just read this - brilliant! Loved all the crossovers, think I spotted them all. Thanks for posting the link


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Oh I loved that Lottie. Brilliant crossover work. So is Ned Dodds out of the Marlows or is it another clever crossover?

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Assume Ned Dodds is Edwin and Karen's son? Nice that his name is Nicholas!


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Oh what fun. I have just gone back and re-read this from beginning to end, really enjoyed the return trip! Can't believe it was first posted 12 years ago, though! Still surprised that, as I noted at the time, I recognised all the cross-overs, either. Thanks for posting the link, Lottie, I don't think I could have found the story again otherwise.


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Thanks for the link. If I read it the first time round, I certainly didn't remember much about it, and really enjoyed recognising the crossovers I knew, and learning about the ones I didn't. I think Jennings is probably my favourite, not least because I met Anthony Buckeridge a few times.

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Jolly clever, Lottie - and a very enjoyable read!


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PostPosted: 17 Jul 2019, 03:01 
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That was a fun read Lottie


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Thanks everyone - I just thought it fitted in at that point in the discussion. Although I know there are other stories, which take the Maynards in quite other directions.

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I thoroughly enjoyed it - thank you, Lottie!


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