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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 18:18 
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Help! I've checked GGBP website but can't see the answer...
Does the £13 include postage? And do they send by Royal Mail?
The answers to this will decide how many I buy and where I have them sent :)
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The £13 includes postage within the UK.

Mine have always come Royal Mail, but I've only ever ordered one at a time :D , so I'm not sure about bulk orders. I don't get the impression that they use other couriers, though.

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PostPosted: 28 Aug 2019, 20:08 
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Thank you! My bank account is about to give me a Paddington hard stare... :-)

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Just ordered Theodora. I've only got the abridged version, and I remember a lot of bits got cut out, so I'm really made up they've published it.


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Lotte wrote:
Just ordered Theodora. I've only got the abridged version, and I remember a lot of bits got cut out, so I'm really made up they've published it.

Me too! Theodora was the last paperback I acquired to complete my 'set' many years ago. But I've only got two hardbacks (CS goes to it and CS goes to the Oberland), so most of my collection has been 'edited' :(


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GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening. The second one will cover the second term on Guernsey. Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2019, 07:22 
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Chloe wrote:
Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


I don't have any new "information" and someone might know better but what I heard was:

Immediately after Ms Willmott's death, it was noted that she had been writing a futher book and that a couple of people had undertaken to edit it etc. That was in the public domain and I assume it to be true as it was not contradicted by the people named

However, I am also aware via people in the book trade that the first book sold poorly and was difficult to shift.

I suspect that the "couple of people" might have been advised that a further book by the author was unlikely to evoke much interest. This would have left them with facing a) whatever degree of editing/finishing the writing that was required + b) the printing costs - but struggling to recover even the basic financial outlay.

If they felt the costs in terms of time or money were too high, I don't feel they could be blamed.


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Chloe wrote:
GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening. The second one will cover the second term on Guernsey. Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


Chalet School - Interrupted?!

It’s a shame that At War was already used by the original paperback publishers. And New, EBD herself had already used.

I guess it needs to either express the sense of the school being suspended, or the efforts to reestablish it. It depends a bit on the plot and the angle the author is taking.

Pat’s book - folks are still working in it, is my understanding. But it’s an emotional business being done by Pat’s friends. I wouldn’t expect it to be a GGBP book.


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It’s a shame that At War was already used by the original paperback publishers. And New, EBD herself had already used.


When I wrote Peace Comes, I originally wanted to call it The Chalet School at Peace as a bookend to The Chalet School at War, but as that was 'just' a paperback title, I wasn't allowed to. I imagine similar conversations might have taken place about this title.

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Wow - OK.

I’m all for the GGBP fill ins being broadly authentically EBD, but that seems a wee bit overly picky. At Peace seems a perfectly acceptable title wording, regardless of whether At War is considered a canon title or not.

I’d be interested to know what this author wanted to call their book. I actually don’t remember having much discussion about my titles, but all three titles I gave them are in a very conventional EBD style.


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That does seem picky! My understanding is that "Goes To It" fitted more with the mood of the time, everyone Doing Their Bit and digging for victory and so on, but that the term was considered dated by the time the Armadas came along. And I don't see what's wrong with "At Peace" even if "At War" is ignored!

Madge and Co in Guernsey :lol: ? I always think it's very mean that Madge doesn't get her name in any of the titles!

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I'm thrilled that we have three fill-ins set on Guernsey to look forward to. Does anybody know the number of CS fill-ins that have been published-GGBP and others? I have a feeling that when you add fill-ins already published and those in the pipeline that they will equal the original number of CS books.


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Chloe wrote:
GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening.

Chalet School in Waiting?

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I'm hoping they actually start a bit before Guernsey. Someone - Lizzie? - once started a fascinating drabble covering the escape period from Madge and Jem's point of view. The King of Belsornia contacted them to say that Joey and Jack's party had never arrived, and they were then out of their minds with worry until news came to say that they'd reached Switzerland. We don't see that side of it, because we're with the escape party.

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Caroline wrote:
Pat’s book - folks are still working in it, is my understanding. But it’s an emotional business being done by Pat’s friends. I wouldn’t expect it to be a GGBP book.


I've got enough experience with creating ebooks (if that's an alternative to printing it). If anybody wants my help, drop me a private message.


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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2019, 14:39 
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Does anybody have a complete list of books about the Chalet School e.g. Behind the CS, The CS Companion, EBDs Chalet School, The CS Encyclopaedias?


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Does anybody have a complete list of books about the Chalet School e.g. Behind the CS, The CS Companion, EBDs Chalet School, The CS Encyclopaedias?


Don't know of a complete list, but add to these Rosemary Auchmuty's two books - A world of girls and A world of women. As well as EBD, both include Dorita Fairlie Bruce and Elsie Oxenham. The first also includes Enid Blyton, but not the second - she didn't write about girls grown up as the other three did.


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Chloe wrote:
GGBP are publishing two fill-ins set on Guernsey. They are looking for a name for the first one which will cover the gap in Exile between the flight from Austria and the school reopening. The second one will cover the second term on Guernsey. Also does anyone have any information on a fill-in(not GGBP) written by Pat Mac covering the gap in Exile? I seem to remember reading a while back that it would be published soon.


Not as easy as I thought it would be, and would depend on the plot, but some ideas:

A New Chapter for Jo

A New Home for the Chalet School
Chalet School Forever
A Chalet School Pledge
Fresh Hope for the Chalet School
Maynards of the Chalet School
Friends of the Chalet School :)
Jo's New Chapter
The Chalet School Lives on


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Oh I like A New Chapter for Jo....

Now could one incorporate the school as well in that?

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PostPosted: 23 Sep 2019, 19:07 
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Chloe wrote:
Does anybody have a complete list of books about the Chalet School e.g. Behind the CS, The CS Companion, EBDs Chalet School, The CS Encyclopaedias?


I don't know of a complete list but I own:

1 EBD's Chalet School,
2 The Chalet School Companion (Armada)
3 The Chalet School Companion (2nd edition Bettany Press)
These three books contain very similar information although the third has some additional information about EBD and the CS fandom whilst the first two contain some of the CS short stories.

4 The Chalet Club Newsletters.
Much of the actual information in these can be found in the Companions.

5 Behind The Chalet School - Helen McClelland (2 editions). This is a biography of EBD

6 The CS Revisited - (ed Auchmuty and Gosling) which is a collection of essays about EBD, the CS, the books etc published for the 100th anniversary of EBD's birth.

7 The CS Encyclopaedia in 4 volumes (although it would be more accurate to describe this as a "Who's Who", I feel)

There are the 8 newsletters of the NCC and FOC plus various supplements published by them. The newsletters can be seen as similar to this and the fb groups in many ways but the supplements also have information about various aspects of the CS (for example the Peritsau locations). Some of this material turns up elsewhere (for example, Clarissa did supplements on the book covers and editions which now appears in the relevant GGBP edition)

9 The World of Girls and 10 The World of Women are mentioned but are not primarily EBD.
EBD is also covered as one of many entries in 11 The Enclyclopaedia of Girls School Stories (Sims and Clare to be issued in a second edition in parts by the GGBP starting next year)

There was mention of a listing of information so that people can identify first editions (should you be that kind of collector) and that's produced by Sue Sims.

I know of nothing else that deals predominantly with EBD

What of these it is worth owning is dependent on how much of a completist you are.
In general one of the 3 "Companion"s will be enough for most people and I'd advise the second edition from Bettany Press (3) as having the most content. (If you want the short stories, you'ld be better off with "Elinor M Brent-Dyer's Short Stories" published by GGBP and containing all the short stories and stuff that appeared in the Chalet Girl Annuals (with the exception of the stories like Tom which became books in their own right).

5, 6 and 7 are worth owning.
9, 10 and 11, whilst interesting, are really more for people with a general interest in GO rather than EBD aficionados.
8 can be interesting to read but many of items of discussion is still coming up on here and the fb groups so can seem a little repetitive., and, as I already said, some of it turns up in other sources. Personally, I'd like the locations supplements!


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