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 Post subject: Re: People who should have their own spin-off books
PostPosted: 03 Apr 2018, 09:38 
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I would like to have heard more about Ros Lilly, both as head girl, why she left mid-year and whether she had problems at home after her ‘posh’ schooling.


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I am another who would like to hear more about Ros. I hope she thought the CS was worth leaving her family for.


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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 14:21 
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I am another who would like to hear more about Ros. I hope she thought the CS was worth leaving her family for.
I think I'm right in saying that we're not given a reason why she left, and that the storyline about her father was from a drabble.

But yes, I'd have liked a book about Ros, too.


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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 14:57 
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I have just finished reading Adrienne and we are not even told Rosamund has left, never mind get an explanation or be told that Len is the new head girl. It mentions head girl or something after Len's name in one of her first mentions but no word that this is her first term as head girl.

I would like to think that Rosamund got an offer to be a gardener maybe in the garden of a big house, with college training starting the next autumn thrown in.

I would also have liked a CS book focusing on Rosamund's term as head girl.


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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2018, 20:44 
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I would like to know more about Lavender and Lilamani, what happened to them, did Lavender travel again did lilamani ever get back to Kashmir


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I would like to know what happened to Betty Wynne Davis after her expulsion. In the context of the time of the Second World War, it would have been very difficult to come to terms with her apparent betrayal as just angry schoolgirl behaviour.


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This may be covered in a book I don't have, but I'd like to hear about Phoebe Peters and the adoption of Lucy. I'd also love to know how a wheelchair user manages on the Platz!


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I'd read a book from the Maynard sons' point of view, especially the eldest three. It would be interesting to get their perspective on the dynamics of their mother, sisters, the school and especially all Jo's wards. Plus I'm sure they got up to their own adventures at school.

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I'd read a book from the Maynard sons' point of view, especially the eldest three. It would be interesting to get their perspective on the dynamics of their mother, sisters, the school and especially all Jo's wards. Plus I'm sure they got up to their own adventures at school.

There's a brilliant extended drabble, I think perhaps by Eilidh but someone will correct me if I am wrong, and will know if it is somewhere to be found still....

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PostPosted: 24 Apr 2018, 15:19 
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Yes, Eilidh wrote several drabbles about the Maynard boys. They should be in the SDL if you search under her name. There's no mention of Joey and Jack ever visiting their school - which is fair enough, you can't be nipping from Switzerland to England to attend a Sports Day or school concert - and yet Jo is over at the Chalet School several times a week. It must have had a huge impact on the family dynamics.

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They were very good - wish she'd come back and continue the last unfinished one. They were on both SDL and LGM, when I last looked at her profile she hadn't logged on to LGM for a long while


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Yes, I'm dying to find out how it ends as well. I became very attached to the boys, and very aware of how poorly fleshed out they were in the books themselves. It must have been very difficult to be treated as also-rans compared to their sisters.


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2018, 13:26 
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The boys would have had a completely different growing up experience than the girls. Steve, for example, has never really lived in Switzerland, just visited it on holidays. He's attended boarding school in a different country from his parents from the age of seven. He likely wouldn't speak German, and has no friends on the Platz. Compare that to Felicity, six years younger, who has no memory of living in England, and has only visited a few times for vacations. She's attending boarding school, but next door to home, with a mother heavily involved in the school, and can spend half-terms there, visit on weekends, and return home to recuperate when she's ill. And she's quite insulated from pop culture in a way the boys wouldn't be.

With the younger kids, Steven and Charles would only have ever seen them on the holidays.

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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2018, 13:55 
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I'm reading Eilidh's drabbles now and they are great. I like the change in Len's future and Charles' personality.

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mynameisdumbnuts wrote:
I'm reading Eilidh's drabbles now and they are great. I like the change in Len's future and Charles' personality.

I am so glad you are enjoying them. I thought they were spot-on....

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They are great aren't they? Wish she'd come back and finish last! Think she's probably too busy with family, maybe one day...


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2018, 22:06 
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I vaguely remember reading a story about Grizel's life preChalet school - can anyone point me in the right direction - I *think* it was a drabble (but may have been a published fill in)


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This is going back a long way :D, but could it have been "Unwanted" by Liz B?

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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2018, 01:05 
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Alison H wrote:
This is going back a long way :D, but could it have been "Unwanted" by Liz B?


Just found this in the index-drabbleorum and remember it - LizB posted it in my very early days on the CBB, when I was still reading but not commenting. Only had time to re-read part 1 just now, but it's as poignant today as it was when it first appeared.


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PostPosted: 27 Apr 2018, 17:20 
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Thanks It probably was a long long time ago - I just started a reread of School At and wanted to reread Grizel's story cos I liked it


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