RE: [GO] Being tearful

2004-11-08 Thread Pat Hanby
-Original Message- From: Nicholson, Sue [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 07 November 2004 22:51 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [GO] Being tearful Me: The Snow Goose always does it for me - especially reading aloud. Not much else though. Sue N -- Me: Yes, definitely the Snow

[GO] WSVS E L Haverfield part 2

2004-11-08 Thread Kate Lambert
Nursing, flower-arranging and the importance of Bovril Nursing skills are an important character trait in determining whether a girl is a good sort, one of the ways in which Haverfield uses injury as a means of bringing two girls together as friends. In The Discovery of Kate, Dilys StOswald,

[GO] OT song help

2004-11-08 Thread Shereen Benjamin
Debra asked: He is trying to remember a song (being in desperate need of a party piece!) which he heard in the early 1980s. It was a spoof folk ballad sort of thing about a knight going off to the wars and leaving his wife in a chastity belt, and it consisted mainly of Spoonerisms. He thinks.

RE: [GO] WSVS E L Haverfield part 2 (fwd)

2004-11-08 Thread Pat Hanby
(Does anyone know what a cup of Benger is?) Benger's food was (still available??) invalid food - powder mixed with hot milk to make what could be described as a thick milky drink or rather thin porridge. It was very easily digestible - I think it was given to babies as well as invalids. Don't

[GO] WSVS E L Haverfield Benger

2004-11-08 Thread Kate Lambert
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Pat Hanby [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes (Does anyone know what a cup of Benger is?) Benger's food was (still available??) invalid food - powder mixed with hot milk to make what could be described as a thick milky drink or rather thin porridge. It was very easily

Re: [GO] WSVS E L Haverfield part 2 (fwd)

2004-11-08 Thread Wards
I too remember Benger's. I think the modern equivalent (if it's still around!) is Complan. Neither of the smelt particularly appetising and tasted worse! Christine - Original Message - From: Pat Hanby [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 12:37 PM

[GO] Re: GO Being tearful.

2004-11-08 Thread Vikki
That one gets me every time too, as does the scene in Highland Twins, where Jo gets the telegram about Jack, and also the bit where Fiona 'sees' Jack. (even though the whole second sight storyline seems a bit farfetched, Jo's relief is tangible in that scene.) Another book that always gets

[GO] GO] Re: GO Being tearful.

2004-11-08 Thread September2754
End of House at Pooh Corner End of Railway Children Kipling -Centurion's song andnot sure I can drag it into GO,but has anyone else read 'Little Boy lost' by Marghanita Laski: Child goes missing in war in France,father finds child in orphanage who might be his son, decides he isn't but he

[GO] GO second hand bookshops in Bath

2004-11-08 Thread September2754
Any suggestions for next weekend please? Marguerite -- Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see http://home.it.net.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/girlsown For FAQs see

Re: [GO] GO: Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h

2004-11-08 Thread Sarah Preston
i quite agree. its ironic how illiberal many liberals are - you're only allowed your right to your opinion if it agrees with their viewpoint, otherwise you are condemned as a bigoted rightwing fundmentalist. look at how the new EU commission was made back down on nominating a man who didn't agree

Re: [GO] GO second hand bookshops in Bath

2004-11-08 Thread Sally Dore
- Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Any suggestions for next weekend please? Marguerite There are two or three in Margaret's Buildings (or it may be St Margaret, can't remember). Despite the name, it is actually a street, not just a building, but it is a pedestrian zone. It

Re: [GO] [OT] Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h [OT]

2004-11-08 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Sarah Preston [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Deborah A. Fleming [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Eleanor [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 4:22 PM Subject: Re: [GO] GO: Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h i quite agree. its ironic how

Re: [GO] GO: Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h

2004-11-08 Thread Deborah A. Fleming
Liberals aren't the ones who refused access to Bu$h campaign rallies to anyone who might express an opposing view. Liberals did not pen protesters up far away from where the President of the United States, who is supposed to be representing us all, was speaking, on numerous occasions. America,

[GO] Re: Mumps...

2004-11-08 Thread Adeline Tissier
'Students are particularly vulnerable. Many 18 to 22-year-olds were not properly immunised as children because they were too young for the triple vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and did not properly take the double dose of the individual vaccines. During the early 1990s as

[GO] FOR SALE: UK International: Jane Shaw

2004-11-08 Thread Lisa Maher
FOR SALE: UK International: Jane Shaw Three Susan hardbacks, Childrens Press, by Jane Shaw. Susan interferes, 1968: one pound Susan rushes in, no date: one pound Susan’s helping hand, no date, with dustwrapper: one pound fifty If you feel prices are too high, let me know and make me an

[GO] FOR SALE: UK International: M E Allan

2004-11-08 Thread Lisa Maher
FOR SALE: UK International: M E Allan Friends at Pine Street, ex-lib, 1984, protected d/w: two pounds An island in a green sea, 1974 reprint, ex-school lib but very clean: three pounds fifty If you feel prices are too high, let me know and make me an offer. All prices are before postage;

[GO] FOR SALE: UK International: misc

2004-11-08 Thread Lisa Maher
FOR SALE: UK International: misc Mary Gervaise: Biddy makes her mark. ?1956, Nelson: two pounds fifty Constance M White: Ballet School Mystery. 1959 Hutchinson, stained boards and some page edges so: one pound Angela Brazil: Princess of the School. No date, Blackie, d/w fair to good: three

Re: [GO] Re: Mumps...

2004-11-08 Thread Emma DW
Adeline wrote: varicelle (itchy spots all over) as well as rubella at various stages. That's Chickenpox here. I'm 39, and I've had most of them, though not Measles - (nor things like diptheria of course). I have a vague idea that I had a jab against measles - could I have done? I've had

[GO] FOR SALE: UK International: Nancy Drew

2004-11-08 Thread Lisa Maher
FOR SALE: UK International: Nancy Drew Three Nancy Drew hardbacks, Collins, by Carolyn Keene. No 2 Mystery of the 99 Steps, 1971: one pound fifty No 3 Mystery at the Ski Jump, 1971: one pound fifty No 22 Scarlet Slipper Mystery, 1972: one pound fifty If you feel prices are too high, let me

[GO] Re: Being Tearful

2004-11-08 Thread Beth Rich
Auntie's death and last letter to Jacynth in Gay from China, then the arrival of the photo from Ruth Lambert. Also Jo thinking Jack is drowned in Highland Twins, then his return home. Beth's death in Little Women, and John Brooke's in Little Men (I think that's where it comes). Anna Campbell

Re: [GO] Re: Mumps...

2004-11-08 Thread Ann Dowker
I was vaccinated against smallpox [since eradicated]; polio; diphtheria; whooping-cough and tetanus as a baby/toddler in the 1960s. I had a single measles jab in 1968 (I may have got it before the majority, as I'd recently recovered from non-resolving pneumonia, and it was seen as undesirable

[GO] FOR SALE: Baby Sitters Club

2004-11-08 Thread Heather Edmonds
I've cleared another shelf...I know some people and or their children collect these. I have no idea where I acquired them but if anyone is interest these are all ex library so reading copies only. 75p each plus post. Babysitters Mystery 30 Kristy and the Mystery Train BabySitters Mystery 19

[GO] OT Help please

2004-11-08 Thread Caroline Pinnington
I appeal to the list as its collective knowledge has been extremely helpful in the past... Does anyone know an online source of the sort of picture that used to be used in O level languages exams in the aural? An incredibly busy picture with lots going on and part of the test was to describe

Re: [GO] Noel Streatfeild books

2004-11-08 Thread Janice Brown
Nicky wrote: Janice, are you sure you aren't me ? Positive (otherwise I'd know all the answers to the FALLQ g) Janice Brown -- Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see

[GO] Re : Mumps

2004-11-08 Thread Caroline Pinnington
I have just started teacher training and had to have a vaccination for Meningitis C as a few years ago there were a few outbreaks among students. (I am a mature student) Varicelle is chicken pox. Caroline Pinnington [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Girlsown

Re: [GO] OT Buttiglione

2004-11-08 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Diane Purkiss [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 8:04 PM Subject: [GO] OT Buttiglione Also, on a point of accuracy, he didn't say single mothers were bad mothers. He was using the idea of a single mother and a single

Re: [GO] Books that make you cry.

2004-11-08 Thread Tom Tash
Caroline wrote: and A Summer to die by Lois Lowry. Yes, I had forgotten all about this one ((having read it whilst at American International school aged about 10). I hadn't known it was published in the UK. Re-reading it an adult, it still struck me as rather beautifully written, although very

Re: [GO] GO: Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h

2004-11-08 Thread Michelle McLeod
I wondered why my inbox was so full - it only needs a political debate to get things moving. Imagine how busy a list dedicated to politics might be. I wanted to add my thanks to those posting papers. It's a welcome change to have a book discussion with a different format and the papers must

Re: [GO] OT Help please

2004-11-08 Thread Anna Campbell
On 8 Nov 2004 at 19:56, Shereen Benjamin wrote: This is of no help, but you've really sent me spinning off down memory lane. Tiens, Jean et Colette at the shops *again*. Why were they always buying 'un peu de persil'? With of course the ever-present robber in the background, up to no good. I

[GO] Re: (GO) Bu$h stuff

2004-11-08 Thread Liz Filleul
I understand that some right-wingers feel that there are attempts by Pullman and others on the left to demonize them. Similarly, some liberals and non-Christians feel that there are attempts by some right-wingers to demonize them I know this is OT, but I'm curious. When I lived in Britain and was

Re: [GO] GO: Interesting Phillip Pullman quote re: Bu$h

2004-11-08 Thread alayne
Good grief, Eleanor, maybe you should calm down a bit before replying here. What bothers me about your comments -- besides the extreme tone of voice quite inappropriate to a reasoned discussion -- is your conflation of terms. In the U.S., you have Republicans and Democrats. There are no liberals

[GO] GO: Was Pullman's comments

2004-11-08 Thread Deborah A. Fleming
Wow, Eleanor! Since you have it all figured out, why the hysteria? All of that vitriole from you, much of it fact-free, is unnecessary, and maybe even a little scary. I am sure it says much more to non-Americans about the current state of our society in this country than it does about anything

[GO] Re: (GO) Bush stuff

2004-11-08 Thread Liz Filleul
It must be that 59 million Americans are stupid, bigoted, benighted fools who just won't LISTEN! Well ... When John Howard (the Australian Prime Minister) was returned here a month or so ago with an increased majority, I looked at the election result and at the television programs that top the

[GO] OT-Email help

2004-11-08 Thread Rose Humphreys
Thanks so much to those who offered suggestions for my problem receiving mail. I was going to ph. the ISP this morning but went online to check and of course, low and behold, after fussing so much last night, it was fine. And there were 38 messages so I was right to be thinking no messages was

Re: [GO] RE: [BD] WSVS - Background

2004-11-08 Thread Emma DW
I'm not sure what she died of, but I read in the Guardian at the weekend that she was only 28 when she died. Natasha wrote: And didn't Mrs Beeton die herself a few days after giving birth from post-puertal fever caused by the doctor's unwashed hands? Natasha --

[GO] Re: Being tearful

2004-11-08 Thread Rose Humphreys
Someone mentioned Incredible Journey - that's a happy ending yet it finishes me off just thinking about it, and reading it to the kids was a *big* mistake! But have any of you read Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick? Famous old story about a Staffie type hunting dog belonging to a wagoneer

[GO] Re: Being Tearful

2004-11-08 Thread Kate Dixon
Heather wrote: The empty chair in Granpa - ditto. An education lecturer read this with slide illustrations and had about 50 PGCE students in tears. Oh yes, I was just about to cite John Burningham's Granpa myself. I can't read it aloud to a class, it would upset me far too much. Only saw the

Re: [GO] Being tearful.

2004-11-08 Thread ReggieRhino
I agree totally about Incredible Journey, Masha, Railway Children, Rilla, etc: but the one which did for me to such an extent that I can't bear to re-read it is Dorothy Dunnett's 'Pawn in Frankincense' - for those of you who know it, I only need to say 'Chess game'. Not GO, but a lot of

Re: [GO] OT Help please

2004-11-08 Thread Susan1Sarah2
In a message dated 08/11/2004 20:32:43 GMT Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: And those picture stories you had to write in 300 words or whatever it was. I had a friend who used to make them shout help, help, help, help for a paragraph or two, which, on topic, is like Anna's brother

Re: [GO] GO: Was Pullman's comments

2004-11-08 Thread Eleanor
At 04:04 PM 11/8/2004, Deborah A. Fleming wrote: Wow, Eleanor! Since you have it all figured out, why the hysteria? You can't refute anything I said, so instead you decide it's hysteria. You could at least not steal the word I used in the first place. All of that vitriole from you, much of it

[GO] BD Violets Mumps etc.

2004-11-08 Thread Barbara Dryden
You certainly can develop immunity. When I was a very young child I spent some time in what was then the Brompton Chest Hospital. I didn't have TB but ever after was a reactor to the test and have never had to have the jab. Similarly, when I was pregnant I had a test for rubella (there was no

Re: RE: [GO] howling at books and other burbling

2004-11-08 Thread dihenleygo
I've never been able to be quite as sad at Judy's death since I read what Turner wrote in her diary about the scene...something like Today killed Judy to slow music (sorry, I don't bring all my books to work so can't check exact quote). Di Anderson, EL (Emma) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

[GO] Crying over books films

2004-11-08 Thread Robertssmo
Bon soir, I'm in the same boat as the rest of you, as all the ones mentioned that I've read get me going. I would list them all, but since practically every children's book has me feeling tearful, I shall just mention the hoary favourites. LMM - Beth's illness dying Amy not being there in; as

[GO] Christmas play was Re: Being Tearful

2004-11-08 Thread dihenleygo
Kate D wrote Today was the dreaded day when despite my protestations my colleagues yet again voted me the job of Writing The School Christmas Play. At least Madge and Joey took turns with each other! Kate, have we suggested before that it is time you thought about copying the plays

Re: [GO] GO Mumps etc.

2004-11-08 Thread Ann Dowker
I believe that in many urban areas in the early 20th century, and later in some places, something like 80 to 90% of people had TB infections, but only a minority developed long-term or fatal illness. My mother had lung X-rays as an adult which indicated that she had probably had TB as a child,

[GO] immunity

2004-11-08 Thread Rickard/Paulson
Some people just seem to have natural immunity. A friend of mine is a primary teacher and has never caught anything despite being surrounded by snotty little children every day. Even as a child she was never sick, and she has said she was always so envious of her sisters who got to take time off

[GO] Re: Girlsown Digest, Vol 6, Issue 53

2004-11-08 Thread Rickard/Paulson
Nicky wrote, about my heroine Mrs. Beeton: Sorry - misread my source. Mrs B's mother had 4 children by her first marriage (Isabella was the eldest and her father died when she was four), then 13 by her second marriage. He second husband already had 4 making a grand total of 21 ! No idea

Re: [GO] Being Tearful

2004-11-08 Thread Seena Yacoob
The one that really gets me is in HP and the Goblet of Fire, when Dumbledore is telling Harry about Neville's parents and how they're in St Mungo's and Neville visits them in the holidays - and they don't recognise him. That just gets me, more than almost any other thing in books. I cry much more