I was re reading The Lintons last night and after Thekla is expelled, EBD writes that she wrote to Mademoiselle LePattre 'many years later' to express her remorse.
But Mademoiselle LePattre died about four years after the incident so, whoever Thekla wrote to, it can't have been her.
I think this is the EBDism I'm most willing to exonerate, as I view Mademoiselle's death as a product of the war, which naturally Elinor had no idea was going to happen when she was writing Lintons
The Carola one has often annoyed me in the past, but actually now I sit and think about it, it could easily be explained by Carola just not being particularly aware of her surroundings the first time she went there--she was very excited to see her dad for the first time in years, but equally terrified of what he might say. So she was a little preoccupied. And maybe she just wasn't great with remembering locations. The second incident is something like six to eight weeks later, and I know I could easily forget a location I hadn't paid too much attention to initially in that space of time.
Another particularly exasperating EBDism for me is Peggy Burnett's age. You could get a really good Doctor Who
crossover drabble out of trying to explain that! I swear she ages backwards for most of the Tyrol years, unlike Kitty who just freezes, whilst Mary grows up at an accelerated speed.