Jem and Mr Flower speak this in Exile. Mention is made that Mr Flower spent some time in the Transvaal. We don't know how Jem learned it.
General consensus is that Hilda Annersley was born in 1904. No month was given but Lesley has decided it is May. Madge Bettany/Russell is a year younger (1905) and Nell Wilson is two years younger (1906). Sybil's age is fine up until Lavender, where she goes from 8 to 10 between Twins and Lavender, and she stays too old for a few years, is the right age (13) in Carola, then ages too quickly again so by Mary Lou she's about two years too old again. In Readheads she should be 20 instead of 23. Josette starts out four years younger than Sybil. Her age is okay until Three Go, when she starts off about right, and ages two years by the end of the book. She picks up anotheer year between Changes and Kenya, making her 14 when she should be 11. She keeps that age gain, making her 19 in Redheads when she should be 16 to Sybil's 20. Jem Russell born approx 1895.
(If I have missed anyone, please PM me and I will edit!) Samantha van der Byl, Louise Redfield, Mary Shand, Mary Shaw, Marie Varick, Evadne Lannis, Elma Conroy and Corney Flower.
, parents of Madge, Dick and Joey are called David and Margaret.
can refer to: migraines (classic i.e. with aura), acute dyspepsia (acute congestion of the liver)
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Can also be known as:Abdominal Migraine,Childhood Cyclic Vomiting, Chronic Vomiting in Childhood, Periodic Syndrome, Recurrent Vomiting or indigestion
Kevin and Kester are born during Peggy. Daphne is born during Mary-Lou.
Books by Josephine M Bettany
Ceily Holds the Fort
Patrol Leader Nancy
Nancy Meets a Nazi
Werner of the Alps
and the one that Dorcas Brownlow's sister wanted to film - None So Pretty or Swords Crossed or something!
Emblazoned on the school magazine and also on blazers, No menton of the actual wording.
Girls appear to have two chairs in the Swiss books. Suggestions were made that the second chair was for Matey to sit and relax on, or that there was a surplus of chairs. Feel free to create your own reason for a second chair in a non visiting area.
Felicity Maynard and Lucy Peters wanted to be ballet dancers.
EBD used this phrase on occasion to mean a day girl or non boarder.
The Dentist in both Austria and Switzerland is named Herr von Francius. It is unlikely this was the same person, rather a recycling of names on EBDs part.
Never actually named by EBD, this is the name assigned to the doctor who was persuing Joey before her trip to India in Gillian.
The doctor on the amazon trip where ML's father died. His sight was damaged at the time and Doris Trelawney was his secretary
; Rupert is the eldest followed by Lionel. Then there are Maurice, Robin, Paul, Guy and Alan. The next baby is a girl, Angela
Nell Wilson has grey eyes. Hilda Annersley has blue OR blue-grey eyes.
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Hilda Annersley first appears in Head Girl
Lower IV -> Upper IV -> (Inter V) -> Lower V -> Upper V -> Lower VI -> (Upper VI) with some students leaving after Lower VI to go to St Mildred's or back home, and others to Upper VI. The a's and b's are divisions by general ability ('streaming' as it's called here), and the number of girls in a given year,. Students could be bumped up/kept down if deemed necessary, without too much stigma. And the rest are EBDisms.
German girl forced to spy for the Nazis. Never returns to the CS.
Marries and becomes Frau Von Roschlar. Mentioned in New House.
Home of the English branch of the CS (IN WALES!!!). Originally intended as a first school for girls below the age of 12 or whose parents didn't want them going to Switzerland. Dollie Edwards Headmistress.
As used in Redheads. "Jack would have scorned anything in the nature of what the girls called a 'GP', but deep down inside her she had a warm affection for the elder girl". Generally agreed GP stands for "Grande Passion", i.e. a crush or fancying (non sexual way)
Became HG of the Saints after which she went into society.
James Russell = fair. Madge, Joey and Robin = black (referred to as 'crow-heads'). Jack = fair. Peggy=starts life dark, ends up silvery fair.
Miss Annersley and Miss Wilson become co-heads in Rosalie. circa May 1944
Flora and Fiona. Elder sister joined the WRVS. Later Shiena was drafted out to Canada where she met her husband and when the girls finished school, they joined her in Quebec.
a place in Guernsey.
Quote from Gay:
"If she hadn’t been messing about with the kettle, Josette couldn’t have run into her, and then it wouldn’t have got spilt. Josette stood on Sybil’s foot, and she shrieked and dropped the kettle. It fell on the poor baby, against her chest, and upset all down her tummy. Rosa wasn’t here – she was in the poultry-yard – and Sybil had no more sense than to drag Josette up to the bathroom, and take her clothes off, one by one. By the time she’d finished, her vest was sticking to her, and Sybs just yanked it off – and half the skin with it."
Upper Third B is the first middle form and Lower Fifth is the first Senior form (this changes with the creation of Inter V)
Tubercular child, lives on the platz with her mother and cousin, Sue Meadows. Operated on in Kenya.
; (Florian was his given name). Very strict - believed in instant obedience. Related to the Melnarti's (didn't approve of their lack of disciplene). He was a keen mountineer and worked in a bank. Defied the nazi's and left Maria at CS. FLorian was killed by Nazi regime. Frau Marani escaped with Gisela and Gottfreid. (Parents of Gisela, Maria)
The mastoid is in or part of the the ear. It can get seriously inflamed and cause a lot of trouble. This reference will take you to more than you ever really wanted to know about mastoid. www.entusa.com/mastoid_surgery.htm
There is a connection between polio and mastoid. The mastoid is a bony process off the base of the skull that is composed of air cells and inflammation of this is called mastoiditis. (This is probably what Phil Maynard had). The connection is this: muscles called Sternocleidomastiods run from the mastoid to the collar bone and top of the breast bone. These muscles often help out if people have problems breathing due to polio.
Generally agreed that Matron Lloyd is the original Matey.
Triplets Len, Con & Margot, born November 5th (or 3rd depending on EBDisms) in Exile. Stephen John (Green!) was born towards the end of the Spring term Lavender. Charles was born at the beginning of June, just escaping being a May kitten. Michael was born sometime in the gap between Gay and Three Go. Felix and Felicity must have been born late August/early September, since the staff were waiting for news about them at the beginning of the new school year Shocks. Cecil was born during a very late half term of the Spring term - on April 2nd, just escaping being an April Fool Fete.Phil and Geoff were born around half term in the summer term, so probably late May Theodora.
; He was known as Oncle Reise (Uncle Giant) because he was described as a large man. Lived in an apartment in Innsbruck (Mariahilfe Strasse) He was tthe youngest in his family and Die Grossmutter was his mother lived with them until her death during Bernie's wedding. He played the flute because Samaris Davies (Two Sams) learns the flute from him when they are living in Innsbruck. (Parents of Bernhilda, Freida and Gottfreid)
No first name given.
Helena Wilson=Bill, Hilda Annersely=The Abbess, Jack Maynard=Jigger
Nina K. Brisley
Her full name was Nina Kennard Brisley her life spanned 1897-1978. She illustrated for some other children's writers and also did some lithographs illustrating bible scenes. She also illustrated some children's postcards. This is a link to some postcards she illustrated: http://www.stan.suggitt.btinternet.co.uk/nkbrisley.htm
for dommy sci in the 50s. These were like a dress. You put them over your ordinary uniform like a coat and they had long rather loose sleeves with a button cuff. They buttoned up the front and had 2 quite large patch pockets. they were gathered at the waist and had a belt.
2 Schillings (during Jo's time as HG) equates to approx £3.15 per week.
Polio See Mastoid.
These are door curtains used to keep draughts out. When you open the door, it rises so it doesn't drag on the floor and when you shut the door, it lowers again.
Pranks played in School At
sherbeting the basins so the water fizzes
the juniors sewing up the pjs etc of the middles
Piano (but Madge didn't know about this)
Creature in Juliet's cubicle and brushes for Grizel
St Swithens Day joke
In an EBDism named Merry Maids. Maynard family home located in the New Forest, seven miles from Lyndhurst. Jack Maynard hands the property over to the National Trust in Changes.
Pronunciations of Mamma and Papa
. (These are THEORY not Gospel!) The Maynards pronounce it ma-maa and pa-paa (short a, long a, accent on 2nd syllable), and that Sam pronounces it ma-ma and pa-pa (two short a's, accent on 1st syllable)
Rarity of Books
NCC provide the following list for Paperback books: http://haa.vextron.com/ncc/ncc_library/ ... etpbs.html
and this link for hardback books: http://haa.vextron.com/ncc/ncc_library/ ... ethbs.html
Children learned to read at home, usually with a governess type figure. They would be taught their letters by name rather than by sound.
Read, mark learn and inwardly digest
Jo's advice to Polly Heriot after the ringing of the firebeel and given the punishment of reading Stalky & Co. Actually a quote from the Book of Common Prayer (1662), Collects. 2nd Sunday in Advent "Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life."
Miss Leslie is AUNT to Doris Hill. Daisy and Primula are NIECES to Sir James Russell.
EBD converted to RC from CofE.
left to be a nun in canada when Joey and her family moved to Switzerland, the war was well over and both families (Russell's and Maynard's) had returned from canada. Prior to this, she studied modern languages at Oxford uni. She took the name "Soeur Marie-Cecile"
Round the room without touching the floor
Various CBBers have attempted this at various points in their lives with varying degrees of success.
Jem and Margot (Venables) parents are mentioned briefly in HB of New House "Father was killed in a motoring accident seven years ago,’ he said reluctantly. ‘Mother only survived him three months."
Girls are supposed to remain in one house throughout school career, but generally suffer lots of EBDisms.
The school year is divided into three terms:
Christmas/Autumn term - Year X: Early September until a week before Christmas, with half-term in late October
Spring/Easter term - Year X + 1: Early January until just prior to Easter, with half-term in mid-February
Summer term - Year X + 1: after Easter until mid-July, with half-term in early May or late June
Evadne blows up the science labs in Exploits
(known as Millies) Finishing branch. Girls aged approx 17, 18 & 19. Attended for 1 or 2 years.
The process where new girls to the CS were assigned a mentor who thy nearly always became best friends with.
are Tessa, Pierre, Jean-Marie-Jose and Marie-Rosaline (who is also called Anne-Claire!!)
Yes, they can squeak on windows, or on plastic patio furniture.
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Bill Wilson=LSE, Robin Humphries=Oxford, Len & Con Maynard, Ted Grantley, Carmels Walther=Oxford bound,
Pronounce as you wish.
von Eschenau parents;
either Graf von Eschenau or Rittmeister von Eschenau or Baron von Eschenau. Aristocracy living in Wein. He is linked to a regiment as Freidel von Gluck is described as being a handsome young officer from her father's regiment (re Wanda) Graffin von Eschenau is not well (not TB as she doesn't end up on the Sonnalpe) and prefers to stay with Wanda in Salzburg as it is cooler there. Graffin von Eschenau's death is recorded in Exile. Distantly related to von Stifts of Prussia(Parents of Wanda, Kurt, Maria, Wolfgang)
Home of the CS finishing school. Housed in Das Haus Unter Den Kiefern originally, moved up to the PLatz at the start of Mary-Lou