The chalet school and ofsted?

(454 Posts)
thebody Sat 01-Dec-12 11:56:56

Aibu to wonder what Ofsted would have made of the Chalet school.? Any fellow chaletians around?

DeWee Thu 01-May-14 22:05:48

Joey? Left? And I thought I'd read them all! Which book did that happen in? wink

I think maybe Joey used to be let in to see the girls instead of sex education lessons.... Warning: if you don't use contraceptives loook what you could become....

But she never really left, did she, Louise? All that stuff about still being a Chalet girl when she's 90 years old and gaga, and her slightly obsessive over-involvement with the school and the pupils.

Louise1956 Thu 01-May-14 21:45:14

I liked the first few books, but lost interest after Joey left the school. She was by far the most interesting character.

lessonsintightropes Thu 01-May-14 20:51:27

Anyone else also re-reading the books as a result of this and the 'which school would you have gone to' thread? I am currently re-starting The Chalet School and the Oberland, and have bought the next six... I am trying to reassemble the whole collection. Love this thread grin

Ewieindwie1 Thu 01-May-14 19:57:31

Have just been directed to this thread and spent the last hour laughing out loud. Hurrah for MN!

OohAahBird Sun 19-Jan-14 11:54:32

Pm me NomDeClavier and have a guess grin

clarinetV2 Fri 17-Jan-14 18:40:51

Thanks for that link, Empress. I can see what I'm going to be doing this weekend...

NomDeClavier Fri 17-Jan-14 18:09:15

Weird bird I think I know who you are <creepy> I don't go on the CBB or SDL much now though.

Seriously clarinet, go to SDL. A lot of the stories are far better!

You're welcome, Finn, just keep writing!

clarinetV2 Fri 17-Jan-14 17:44:36

Oh good, this thread is back. Since I last saw it I've finished my CS re-read. My, but the final books are tedious. I read them with an 'I've started so I'll finish' attitude but it took some doing. I seem to remember there was a suggestion somewhere that EBD might not have written the final books - or at least not written them on her own. I could believe that.

finnthejotter Thu 16-Jan-14 14:45:10

Hello Rafa smile thanks for the rec!

(and changed my name from a Fiona Cooper tribute to a Jasper Fforde one).

Finn! Hello!

I'm Rafaella on the SDL, I've reviewed T & M a few times.

Chairchair Thu 16-Jan-14 00:07:50

Hello from another CBBer but of no fame. I wish books weren't so expensive.

finnthejotter Mon 13-Jan-14 22:05:14

Crumbs, I've got a mention on mumsnet! Is this some kind of internet fame?

Thank you, EmpressOfTheSevenOceans - I'm so glad you're enjoying Tea and Militancy. Do I know you over on the SDL?

I see, I thought they were out of copyright. That's completely different of course and not unreasonable at all.

It is a shame. I had hoped the new issue of Autumn Term would have done well enough to spark publication of at least the rest of AF's school stories, but apparently not. I suppose they are just too divorced from the reality of children today. Thinking about it, books of that era also tend to contain a lot of mentions of books and subjects that schools don't teach today (whether Spencer's The Fairie Queen, botany or lacrosse)- at least, not to the age groups that would be reading them.

weirdbird Sun 12-Jan-14 15:10:04

Sorry i explained that badly, the group that had transcribed them is not the EJO society that is now prinitng them, it was not an official group, just a group of fans/friends on a online forum.
Most people would still prefer an actual book to a e-book still. Which is why they are printing them.
Any official group would not be able to offer a kindle version for free unless they had permission from the estate, as royalties have to be paid.

What I find sad with both this and GGPB is that because they have bought the rights to print them, but it is a small just cover the costs, print run so the cost per book is high they will not be found my any new generation of fans.

Whereas a large publishing house they would be back in the shops again.

Thanks. I genuinely don't know if I'm being unreasonable to be annoyed that they've done that and are now charging a fortune for the books rather than letting everyone enjoy them...

Adeleh Sat 11-Jan-14 21:55:21

Thanks weird. Will try Sally's family.

weirdbird Sat 11-Jan-14 21:34:10

There was a group before the republishing rights were bought that transcribed them all, the group has now closed as the books are being reprinted

https://sites.google.com/site/ejosociety/

What Empress said!

You have all the Abbey books on kindle??? How? Where from? <excited>

weirdbird Sat 11-Jan-14 16:28:55

Definitely try the Abbey Girls SilverDragonfly1, but start with the first one in the series, I tried them years ago, but a random one in the middle and all the characters and connections just confused me, they do not stand alone as well as many of the other series. I then got them all for my kindle and loved them.

Maybe they were keeping quiet about having been shut down!

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