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#1: Top Ten Favourite CS Characters - Very Late Results Author: Loryat PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:41 pm
'Kay, since I never got to do the top ten books I will have a go at my own top ten! Characters can be anyone, mistress, pupil, doctor. Final table will be according to how many vots the characters get, not placings. Here is mine:

1. Joey (don't kill me).
2. Simone Lecoutier
3. Madge Bettany (earlier books only though).
4. Cornelia Flower (who sadly barely appears in the later books. Cornelia is my favourite of the Quintette, and is put here to represent them).
5. Rosamund Lilley (mainly cos she's the only working class girl in the entire series except Biddy who's brought up by the school anyway).
6. Len Maynard
7. Con Maynard
8. Rosalie Dene
9. Vi Lucy (she always seems to be really nice, and is not overbearing like Mary-Lou).
10. Grizel Cochrane

I'll count up all the votes on August 20th (assuming anyone votes) and you can edit your listsif you want.

Last edited by Loryat on Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:01 pm; edited 1 time in total

#2:  Author: FatimaLocation: Sunny Qatar PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:44 pm
Well, here's my top ten:

1 Gillian Culver
2 Flavia Ansell
3 Con Maynard
4 Biddy O'Ryan
5 Miss Wilson
6 Cornelia Flower
7 Jo Bettany
8 Ted Grantley
9 Evadne Lannis
10 Roger Richardson

I wonder just how much it's influenced by drabbles, though. I'm sure it would have been different if I'd been asked as a ten year old.

#3:  Author: brieLocation: Glasgow PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:06 pm
1. Bride Bettany
2. Cornelia Flower
3. Margia Stevens
4. Frieda mensch/ von ahlen
5. Daisy Venables/ rosomon
6. Robin Humphries
7. Ted Grantley
8. Ruey Richardson
9. Hilary Burn
10. Madge Bettany ( Not Russell at least not after tirol anyways)

Rather a mixed bunch i must admit though most of them are pre switzerland.

#4:  Author: MaisieLocation: St Albans, Herts, UK PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:19 pm
Hmmm... well here's a first cut anyway:

1. Joey Bettany (Tirol years!)
2. Gisela Marani
3. Frieda Mensch
4. Cornelia Flower
5. Evadne Lannis
6. Gillian Linton
7. Miss Wilson
8. Bride Bettany
9. Daisy Venables
10. Marie Von Eschenau

In no particular order! Will go and read the other lists now and probably change my mind Laughing

#5:  Author: TiffanyLocation: Is this a duck I see behind me? PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:03 am
Oooh, difficult! I'm not convinced I'm voting for EBD's characters, rather than the ones from drabbles or from my head, but still...

1. Frieda Mensch
2. Elisaveta Arnsonira
3. Margia Stevens
4. Ilonka Barcocz
5. Gillian Linton
6. Daisy Venables
7. Gay Lambert
8. Ros Lilley
9. Con Maynard
10. Nina Rutherford

Edited to play with the order, but I don't think I'd ever get it right. Ros Lilley and Stacie should both be in there somewhere too. Argh.

Edited again to take Joey out, if she's not to be counted as separate people. I dislike her in Switzerland more than I like her in Tyrol...

Last edited by Tiffany on Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:19 pm; edited 2 times in total

#6:  Author: Alison HLocation: Manchester PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:07 am
Ooh, this is difficult!

First attempt:

1. Con Maynard.
2. Karen, who, being a cook but not a Pfeifen, has no surname. This is
possibly due to major bias caused by drabble writing Wink .
3. Elisaveta Arnsonira/Helston.
4. Gisela Marani/Mensch.
5. Tom Gay.
6. Frieda Mensch/von Ahlen.
7. Dickie Christy.
8. Kathie Ferrars.
9. Evadne Lannis/Watson.
10.Biddy O'Ryan/Courvoisier.

I'm also sure it would've been different if I'd been asked as a 10-year-old! My original favourite was Joey as she got to have a successful writing career!

#7:  Author: Laura VLocation: Czech Republic PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:04 pm
I agree, this is a real tough one!

So far:

1. Cornelia Flower (yay!)
2. Grizel Cochrane (I feel so sorry for her! Glad she finally has a happy ending!)
3. Daisy Venables (It's lovely to see how she grows up after so much trauma)
4. Robin Humphries (this is primarily down to Caroline's Robin book, lovely!)
5. Con Maynard
6. Miss Ferrars
7. Flora and Fiona McDonald (I can't seperate them!)
8. Bride Bettany
9. Evadne Lannis
10. Eustacia Benson

how long do we have to vote?

Last edited by Laura V on Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:24 pm; edited 1 time in total

#8:  Author: TanLocation: London via Newcastle Australia PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:04 pm

This might change

1. Rosamund Lilley (problem was one of the first cs books I owned/read)
2. Frieda Mensch
3. Len Maynard
4. Cornelia Flower
5. Richenda Fry (also one of the first books I owned/read)
6. Bride Bettany
7. Josette Russell
8. Kathie Ferrars
9. Vi Lucy
10. Clem Barrass

#9:  Author: NicLocation: Cheshire PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:40 pm
well i cant put them in order, i have tried, so these are just my 10 favourite characters!

Joey, but early Joey
Rosamund Lilley
Ruey Richardson (although that might be due to fact i love the name ruhannah!!)
Miss Wilson
Frieda Mensch
Jack Lambert (for annoying len with constant questions!)
Bride Bettany
Cornelia Flower and
Biddy O' Ryan

#10:  Author: nikkieLocation: Cumbria PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:12 pm
Bride Bettany
Frieda Mensch
Biddy O' Ryan
Daisy Venables
Cornelia Flower
Gillian Linton
Gay Lambert
Rosalie Dene
Vi Lucy

in no particular order Very Happy

#11:  Author: CatyLocation: New Zealand PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:43 pm
1. Joey Bettany (& i don't what anyone else says. If I hadn't liked Joey, I would never have read all 63 books - I read them in PB- let alone bought them)
2 Con Maynard
3 Bill
4 Ruey Richardson
5 Len Maynard
6 Julie Lucy
7 Miss Stewart
8 Biddy O'Ryan
9 Elisaveta
10 Jack Maynard

Loryat - are you weighting the votes in order of preference or does each name listed get 1 vote? What I mean is, does the order we list them in matter?

#12:  Author: TiffanyLocation: Is this a duck I see behind me? PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:44 pm
A random thought: what do we mean by "favourite" for characters? I mean, the ones I'd choose to read about aren't necessarily the ones I think are nicest, or most well-drawn, or most satisfying story-wise, or the ones I'd want to know in real life. Hmmm.

#13:  Author: LizzieLocation: A little village on the Essex/Suffolk border PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:52 pm
These aren't necessarily the ones that I think are the best written, but more the ones I'd like to hang out with/marry (see no.6)

1. Joey Bettany (and also when she's a Maynard)
2. Frieda Mensch
3. Elisaveta
4. Corney Flower
5. Mary Lou Trelawney
6. Jack Maynard
7. Janie Lucy
8. Daisy Venables
9. Phil Graves (I know he gets bad press in the drabbles but I LIKE him in all the ones I've noticed him in)
10. Evadne Lannis

I may come back to this...I'm sure I'll have a moment of inspiration at about 3 in the morning. Maybe I'll create a substitute bench...

#14:  Author: Kathy_SLocation: midwestern US PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:03 am
The numbers are more to make sure I don't put in too many than because there's any set order in my mind. It feels rather odd to leave Hilda off the list, but I'm trying mightily to filter out drabble and fill-in influences....

1. Mary-Lou Trelawney
2. Joey Bettany
3. Nell Wilson
4. Kathie Ferrars
5. Corney Flower
6. Bride Bettany
7. Frieda Mensch
8. Biddy O'Ryan
9. Tom Gay
10. Evadne Lannis

#15:  Author: RóisínLocation: Gaillimh PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:21 pm
Very rough draft - to be edited (probably almost straightaway lol)

1. Early Madge
2. Gisela
3. Evvy
4. Corney
5. Elsie Carr - for reasons I don't know
6. Elisaveta
7. Jack
8. Gottfried
9. Sybil
10. Frieda

#16:  Author: KateLocation: Ireland PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:11 am
This is impossible... *sneaks in two more*

1. Con Maynard
2. Len Maynard
3. Joey Bettany
4. Frieda Mensch
5. Marie von Eschenau
6. Sybil Russell (when she's a Senior)
7. Gisela Marani
8. Kathie Ferrars
9. Jane Carew
10. Vi Lucy
11. Katharine Gordon
12. Rosamund Lilley

#17:  Author: CazxLocation: London PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:39 pm
1. Gay Lambert- I can't believe she hasn't had more votes she's so nice and lovely but in a very un Joey and un ML way!

2. Sybil Russell

3. Ailie Russell

4. Corney Flower

5. Nell Wilson

6. Simone Lecoutier

7. Daisy Venables

8. Margia Stevens

9. Kathie Ferrars

10. Bride Bettany

#18:  Author: AquabirdLocation: North Lanarkshire, Scotland PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:18 pm
Subject to change...

1. Miss Annersley
2. Miss Wilson
3. Evadne Lannis
4. Elisaveta
5. Frieda Mensch
6. Katharine Gordon's Aunt Luce
7. Con Maynard
8. Stacie Benson
9. Matey
10. Margia Stevens

Last edited by Aquabird on Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:59 pm; edited 1 time in total

#19: Top Ten Author: Kitty BLocation: Canada PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:09 am
After reading everyone's list, I don't know if I can narrow it down to ten... and I'm sure I will want to change my list several times. Numbers are for counting, not order of favourites!

1. Joey Bettany
2. Biddy O'Ryan
3. Evadne Lannis
4. Frieda Mensch
5. Marie von Eschenau
6. Tom Gay
7. Jack Maynard
8. Daisy Venables
9. Bride Bettany
10. Nell Wilson

I give up! I've made so many changes to this list, I don't know where I am with it any more! Shocked

#20:  Author: claireMLocation: rotherham PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:20 am
This is hard
1. Joey
2. Miss Wilson
3. Bride Bettany
4. Tom Gay
5. Evadne Lannis
6. Len
7. Frieda Mensch
8. Rosmund Lilly
9. Biddy O' Ryan
10. Daisy

#21:  Author: SarahLocation: Skelmersdale, Lancashire PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:20 pm
You're right - This is really hard! Shocked Smile

1. Joey
2. Madge
3. Len
4. Con
5. Margot.
6. Miss Annersley
7. Miss Wilson
8. Miss Wilmot
9. Miss Ferrars
10. Ricki Fry

#22:  Author: EilidhLocation: North Lanarkshire PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:45 pm
OK - 10 favorites (in no particular order)

Tom Gay
Bride Bettany
Frieda Mensch
Robin Humphries
Joey Bettany
Juliet Carrick
Madge Bettany
Daisy Venables
Gwensi Howell
Beth Chester

I'll probably come back and edit...

#23:  Author: Loryat PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:07 pm
Yeah, it is really hard!

Just to clarify for people

No how high up the character is on your list won't come into how high they are on the overall list (unless there's a tie). That would be way beyond my mathematical capabilities! It's just how many votes each character gets, so you don't have to list them in order if it's too tough.

You have till August 20th to vote or edit your original vote.

Some people (myself included) seem to be qualifying their votes by putting things like 'only in early books' and so on. However, I will be classing Madge Bettany and Madge Russell as the same character not as two separate ones, for example. So if Joey Maynard has lots of votes, don't be too surprised!

Someone put Fiona and Flora McDonald in as one person. This is fine but please don't do it with the triplets since other people are voting for them separately!

I think that's everything. Wink

#24:  Author: BessLocation: Cambridge UK PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:03 am
Oh, lawks. I thought this'd be really easy, then I started actually trying to make my mind up... Confused

1. Biddy
2. Joey
3. Con
4. Verity-Anne
5. Len
6. Hilary Burn
7. Grizel
8. Madge Bettany
9. Margia Stevens
10. Marie

#25:  Author: leahbelleLocation: Kilmarnock PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:40 am
Here's mine:

Ted Grantley
Ros Lilley
Ricki Fry
Miss Ferrars
Gillian Linton
Hilary Burn
Frieda Mensch
Marie Von Eschenau
Maria Marani
Miss Annersley

#26:  Author: MelLocation: UP NORTH PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:49 am
1 Joey (young)
2 Marie von Eschenau (especially in 'Rescue')
3 Grizel
4 Daisy
5 Corney
6 Biddy
7 Miss Annersley
8 Bride
9 Vi
10 Richenda
Very difficult. What about lists for Tirol, Armishire, Switzerland with no dupication?

Last edited by Mel on Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:56 pm; edited 1 time in total

#27:  Author: ChairLocation: Rochester, Kent PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:18 pm
I hope it is ok to include Janie Lucy. These are not in preference order:

Bride Bettany
Carola Johnstone
Gillian Linton
Janie Lucy
Jo Scott
Joey Bettany/Maynard
Katharine Gordon
Rosamunde Lilley
Ruey Richardson
Samaris Davies

#28:  Author: Loryat PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:00 pm
I didn't have time to add up the results, and then I forgot. Sorry everyone! But I've finally done it and I found some of the results surprising...

1. Frieda Mensch

2. Joey Bettany

3. Cornelia Flower & Bride Bettany

5. Daisy Venables

6. Con Maynard, Biddy O' Ryan, Miss Wilson & Evadne Lannis

10. Rosamund Lilley and Miss Ferrars

So really it's a top eleven but I didn't know how to choose between Miss Ferrars and Ros, since not everyone did their tens with placings. Is this what anyone expected? And what do you think EBD would think of it? Joey in second place - Mary-Lou not even in the top ten!?!?! I wonder what EBD's top ten would be?

Here is the rest of the placings and then the votes are at the end.

12. Len Maynard

13. Madge Bettany & Elisaveta Arnsornia

15. Vi Lucy, Margia Stevens, Tom Gay, Gillian Linton & Marie von Eschneau

20. Grizel Cochrane, Robin Humphries, Ruey Richardson, Gisela Marani, Jack Maynard, Richenda Fry & Miss Annersley

27. Ted Grantley, Hilary Burn & Gay Lambert

30. Rosalie Dene, Simone Lecoutier, Eustacia Benson, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Janie Lucy, Sybil Russell & Katharine Gordon

37. Gillian Culver, Flavia Ansell, Roger Richardson, Jo Scott, Samaris Davies, Carola Johnson, Illonka Barkocz, Nina Rutherford, Karen The Cook, Dickie Christy, Flora and Fiona McDonald, Verity-Anne Carey, Josette Russell, Clem Barass, Jack Lambert, Jacynth Hardy, Julie Lucy, Miss Stewart, Phil Graves, Maria Marani, Elsie Carr, Gottfried Mensch, Jane Carew, Ailie Russell, Lucia Gordon, Matey, Margot Maynard, Miss Wilmot, Juliet Carrick, Gwensi Howell, Beth Chester

Sixteen votes:
Frieda Mensch

Fifteen votes:
Joey Bettany

Thirteen votes:
Cornelia Flower
Bride Bettany

Eleven votes:
Daisy Venables

Ten votes:
Con Maynard
Biddy O'Ryan
Miss Wilson
Evadne Lannis

Eight votes:
Rosamund Lilley
Miss Ferrars

Seven votes:
Len Maynard

Six votes:
Madge Bettany
Elisaveta Arnsornia

Five votes:
Vi Lucy
Margia Stevens
Gillian Linton
Marie von Eschneau
Tom Gay

Four votes:
Grizel Cochrane
Robin Humphries
Ruey Richardson
Gisela Marani
Jack Maynard
Richenda Fry
Miss Annersley

Three votes:
Ted Grantley
Hilary Burn
Gay Lambert

Two votes:
Rosalie Dene
Simone Lecoutier
Eustacia Benson
Mary-Lou Trelawney
Janie Lucy
Sybil Russell
Katharine Gordon

One vote each:
Gillian Culver
Flavia Ansell
Roger Richardson
Jo Scott
Samaris Davies
Carola Johnson
Illonka Barkocz
Nina Rutherford
Karen The Cook
Dickie Christy
Flora and Fiona McDonald
Verity-Anne Carey
Josette Russell
Clem Barass
Jack Lambert
Jacynth Hardy
Julie Lucy
Miss Stewart
Phil Graves
Maria Marani
Elsie Carr
Gottfried Mensch
Jane Carew
Ailie Russell
Lucia Gordon
Margot Maynard
Miss Wilmot
Juliet Carrick
Gwensi Howell
Beth Chester

#29:  Author: RóisínLocation: Gaillimh PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:02 pm
Not surprised. I love Frieda! She's so placid and sensible, and we so often see her held up against Joey at her most irritating, so she was bound to come across in a good light.

#30:  Author: FatimaLocation: Sunny Qatar PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:02 am
Thanks for that, Loryat, it must have taken ages to do. It's really interesting! Yes, I'd like to see EBD's top ten, too!

#31:  Author: Loryat PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:42 pm
Actually it only took about an hour! I wasn't too surprised by Frieda, but I hadn't realised Corney was so popular (at one point she was actually in first place) or Miss Wilson or Rosamund. Or Con! I thought it was just me who liked her. Also I was surprised that Miss Annersley wasn't more popular.

#32:  Author: TiffanyLocation: Is this a duck I see behind me? PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:42 pm
Oooh! Have only just seen the results. Hurrah for Joey not being top!

I wonder if the prevalence of Con is due to drabbles? A lot of people like to write about her, because she's the triplet who isn't an annoying stereotype...

I can't think who EBD's top ten would have been... Joey, Mary-Lou, Robin?

#33:  Author: wheelchairprincessLocation: Oxfordshire, UK PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:38 pm
OK this is almost impossible and isn't in any order other than as I thought of the (i.e. no 1 is not my favourite) but:

1) Tom Gay
2) Gay Lambert
3) Kathie Ferrars (prob my absolute fave.)
4) Nancy Wilmot
5) Phoebe (forget her surname)
6) Bride Bettany
7) Robin Humphries
Cool Hilda Annersley
9) Con Maynard
10) Matey

#34:  Author: Loryat PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:53 pm
Sorry wheelchairprincess I already totalled the votes! However, I think you've added some characters who weren't in the list at all before so when I get time I'll add them in.

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