Re: [GO] sequels/series

2004-11-14 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Ellen Jordan [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 7:40 AM Subject: Re: [GO] sequels/series Pam writes: I wondered when book sequels series first became common? . . .Series feature largely in GO fiction - was there

[GO] my e-mail address

2004-11-14 Thread Janferie Westwood
Hi all! I seem to have finally managed to set up my e-mail successfully so it should work normally from now on. I anyone has any problems, please let me know. Thanks! Janferie -- Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and

[GO] Re: Girlsown Digest, Vol 6, Issue 75

2004-11-14 Thread LHermann2
My great grandmother's sister was Althea pronounced Al-thee-a with a soft th. She shortened it to Thea, but pronounced Thee (soft th again), not The-a. I read Thea as The-a normally though just as I do Irene as I-rene rather than I-ren-e even though I've only ever known I-ren-e used. Lisa

[GO] Rachel and Pauline

2004-11-14 Thread LHermann2
Would I be right in thinking that Rachel (and Jane Winter) are no less typical of actresses in getting their big break through being 'in the right place at the right time' than Pauline Fossil's more gradual progress? Lisa -- Girlsown mailing list

[GO] Princess magazines

2004-11-14 Thread Rickard/Paulson
Guess who's bought a whole boxful of Princess magazines? They are the very GOish story papers containing stories, cartoon strips, letters, all sorts of stuff. I've got about fifty of 'em now, dating from 1963 to 1965. I think they're only 24 pages each but never mind. One of them contains a

[GO] BD Sweet Violets

2004-11-14 Thread Sally Dore
Barbara's fascinating notes on mothers illustrated most of the uses of illnesses in children's books that Dorian and the subsequent discussion had put forward. What strikes me reading Eva's notes on DFB, and contrasting them with the other authors so far mentioned, Haverfield and LMM particularly

[GO] (GO) Izzie - WAS Sara/h

2004-11-14 Thread Elaine Moore
Sandra said: I know I am going to have enough trouble stopping people calling my Isabella Izzy (shudders). I have a granddaughter called Isabelle who is always called Issy (pronounced Izzy). When she was born I kept quiet like all grandmothers should but was perturbed at the thought of Issy

Re: [GO] Tolerance - was something else but I'm not sure what

2004-11-14 Thread ReggieRhino
In a message dated 14/11/2004 04:02:21 GMT Standard Time, Diane writes: NB: Sue, what is true tolerance as opposed to laxness? I mean, how can you tell? Well, I suppose I'm not authorised to do so (Judge not...), but in principle I'd say that if it hurts, it's tolerance. The word is from

Re: [GO] sequels/series PS

2004-11-14 Thread ReggieRhino
I ought to qualified 'girls' school stories' by 'British and Commonwealth' at some point - while the American girls' school story is very interesting (and, given 'What Katy Did at School', very important for the development of the British genre), the Book, and my knowledge, is mostly

[GO] The Book

2004-11-14 Thread Beth Rich
would be glad of any contributions here for the second edition of The Book (GGBP are planning a paperback edition). Sue I'm so pleased GGBP are planning a paperback edition. I'm looking forward to finally having a copy after hearing so much about it. Cheers Beth from NZ --

Re: [GO] sequels/series

2004-11-14 Thread kirkhead
Ellen said: Charlotte Yonge herself was a great one, if not exactly for series, at least for linked novels. The first in her group was Scenes and Characters published in 1847, but over the years she kept introducing characters from one book into another until by the time she wrote Modern Broods

[GO] Tolerance

2004-11-14 Thread Diane Purkiss
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], girlsown- [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes NB: Sue, what is true tolerance as opposed to laxness? I mean, how can you tell? Well, I suppose I'm not authorised to do so (Judge not...), but in principle I'd say that if it hurts, it's tolerance. The word is from 'tuli',

Re: [GO] sequels/series

2004-11-14 Thread Ellen Jordan
Yes Nicky is right. If one broadens the category to children's books more generally, one can find examples of series/sequels even back in the 1780/1810 period. I have just pulled from the shelf two tiny little books with marbled-paper covers that I'd almost forgotten I had. One is called

Re: [GO] Wintle's Wonders

2004-11-14 Thread Janice Benson
Me: I found the unfairness of the court of honour distressing in Autumn Term. I think it was one of the first books i'd read where things didn't come right in the end. Mostly I still miss out on the whole rickyard/court of honour when I reread. Janice Pat wrote: Hi Marcia others, I wonder

Re: [GO] Wintle's Wonders

2004-11-14 Thread Barbara Ann BROWN
I only have a 1995 paperback called Dancing Shoes - assume that there is not too much difference from the original. I think that the mis-understood jealousy is a bit clumsy and unnecessary (NS often seemed to add these sub-plots).The very unfairness of Mrs W is the sort of thing that

[GO] OT - sorry

2004-11-14 Thread Helen_A
If Pamela Gallen is around, would you email me off-list about a book I bought from you? Thanks. -- Helen_A -- Girlsown mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] For self-administration and access to archives see

Re: [GO] sequels/series

2004-11-14 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Ellen Jordan [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 10:21 AM Subject: Re: [GO] sequels/series I have just pulled from the shelf two tiny little books with marbled-paper covers that I'd almost forgotten I

[GO] Stratemeyer Syndicate

2004-11-14 Thread Stephen Copson
What about the Animal Ark series? They are written by 'Lucy Daniels', who doesn't exist - in fact, they're written by various authors in a very uniform hack-work style. Even the name Daniels was a marketing tool; it was chosen for library shelf proximity to another writer about animal stories,

Re: [GO] Violets BD: Sick mothers in GO fiction part 1

2004-11-14 Thread Tom Tash
[There are some spoilers for The Daisy Chain coming. If you haven't read it, it is a top read so do try it!] Thank you, Barbara and everyone who has written an article so far. I hope the lack of criticism in the last few days isn't disappointing - I think it is actually a compliment, as no one is

[GO] BD Sweet Violets

2004-11-14 Thread Eva M. Löfgren
Sally Dore wrote: What strikes me reading Eva's notes on DFB, and contrasting them with the other authors so far mentioned, Haverfield and LMM particularly as well as some of the various American ones covered by Christine, is that DFB uses illness in many of the *plot-progressing* ways

[GO] DF Bruce

2004-11-14 Thread Eva M. Löfgren
Avital wrote: I've just read my first Dorita Fairlie Bruce book, The Girls of St Bride's. I loved the book, but think the girls sound pretty awful on the whole, only liking people if they have done anything for the school. And as for the sneaking, if the other girls' lives were at risk then

[GO] Violets BD: Sick mothers in GO fiction part 1

2004-11-14 Thread claire
I wonder why sick mother's are more appealing than sick fathers? Fathers tend to me abroad working or something, rather than ill. I can think of Gwen's father in Mallory Towers but not any others - there must be SOME, surely? Natasha Noel Streatfeild does sick/injured fathers, in fact several

Re: [GO] early series/Sandford Merton etc

2004-11-14 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Stephen Copson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 5:34 PM Subject: [GO] early series/Sandford Merton etc As luck would have it, I actually have a first ed 1789 copy of Vol 3 of Sandford Merton (though sadly not vols 1

[GO] streatfield

2004-11-14 Thread Caroline Tabach
I was always fond of When a siren wails as in the year before last of primary school, we learnt the second world war with a fabulous history teacher who also ran the book club. On the other hand, although saw the TV series I cant stand the book called Carrie's war. However for some strange reason

Re: [GO] Sick fathers

2004-11-14 Thread Ann Dowker
Mr. Underwood in Charlotte Yonge's The Pillars of the House has consumption, and dies a pious death early in the book, but not before giving his wife 13 children in 16 years, which evidently doesn't do very much for *her* physical or mental health. The father in Mary Mapes Dodge's Hans Brinker,

[GO] Stratemeyer Syndicate - Sleepover Club

2004-11-14 Thread Eva M. Löfgren
Belinda wrote: There is another series called the Sleepover Club - can't now recall name of author (definitely having a senior moment!) but I've sometimes wondered if they too are syndicated - they're tremendously formulaic. I found one of those in a charity shop some time ago - very odd English

Re: [GO] Violets BD: Sick mothers in GO fiction part 1

2004-11-14 Thread Lisa Spurrier
I think perhaps sick fathers may be different in that in many GO familiies a sick father may mean loss of a breadwinner. That obviously leads to another possible plot opening, with the family coping with a channge in economic cicumstances. One sick father is Mr Atherton in A Headgirl's

Re: [GO] Wintle's Wonders

2004-11-14 Thread Allison Angell
I dislike stories where exceptional talent suddenly breaks out (like Joey Bettany. Writing is very much a sideline, to be done occasionally, until she leaves school. Certainly not the breath of life to her!). But Rachel *doesn't* suddenly develop acting talent. Remember in the play (Wind in

[GO] Pronunciation of Sarah - phonetically or otherwise

2004-11-14 Thread Robertssmo
Mm, just read some interesting emails. The type that have me shouting waving 'over here mates'. And the type that I have to comment on, you have left me know choice I'm afraid. Isn't 'S-air-ra' the same as Sera ?? If it isn't, then what is it? Calm down now girl, and get to the point. I

Re: [GO] Sick fathers

2004-11-14 Thread Angela Mulry
Lorna at Wynyard's dad is ill and then dies. From my reading of this, he has been ill a while. --- Tom Tash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As soon as I posted, I thought of Dr Carr - was he sick or just old? - and Emily of New Moon's father has consumption before shuffling off. Natasha

Re: [GO] Re: school Christmas plays

2004-11-14 Thread Emma DW
The year that I worked in a Special School in London, we did a Rock Roll Christmas - I can't quite remember it all, but the the kings came on Motor bikes (well, electric wheelchairs to be strictly accurate) Then, in PNG we had to have Jospeh on the Donkey Mary dragging it (the donkey had wheels

Fwd: [GO] Dr Jack and Drink Spiking?

2004-11-14 Thread Emma DW
Sorry, hit Reply rather than Reply All -- Forwarded message -- From: Emma DW [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 20:44:08 + Subject: Re: [GO] Dr Jack and Drink Spiking? To: nicky.j.wade [EMAIL PROTECTED] Ah! Of course! Only one step down from God : Without wanting

[GO] PLEA FOR EB BOOKS ON TAPE

2004-11-14 Thread Barbara Ann BROWN
Does anybody know if EB's St Clare's or Malory Towers are available on tape? I know of a girl whose condition means that she can't read for long, but can listen. She has read the Famous Fives. I'd love to find her something . Barbara --

Re: [GO] PLEA FOR EB BOOKS ON TAPE

2004-11-14 Thread Nicky Smith
- Original Message - From: Barbara Ann BROWN [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Girls Own [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:14 PM Subject: [GO] PLEA FOR EB BOOKS ON TAPE Does anybody know if EB's St Clare's or Malory Towers are available on tape? I know of a girl whose

Fw: [GO] PLEA FOR EB BOOKS ON TAPE

2004-11-14 Thread Barbara Ann BROWN
Oh - I am delighted. Nicky Smith replied by return, giving me details of the The Talking Book Shop site. Many thanks to Nicky Barbara - Original Message - From: Barbara Ann BROWN [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Girls Own [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:14 PM Subject: [GO] PLEA

[GO] Re: Sweet Violets - on topic, but not BD

2004-11-14 Thread Betula O'Neill
The current BD subject is especially poignant for me as I have a good book-friend currently receiving hospice care. I know that many Girlsowners have had periods of illness, and I would welcome any suggestions you might have on how to relieve the tedium of being confined to bed with a body

[GO] Buffy ep names

2004-11-14 Thread Judith Ridge
I never see any titles of the Buffy episodes, so I never know where I am when titles are mentioned. Sorry if anyone has replied to this; I get digests at work and as it's Monday morning I have about 10 still unread that came in over the weekend! Anyway, the episode names don't actually

[GO] Defending Jonathan :-)

2004-11-14 Thread Judith Ridge
On 14/11/04 2:32 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is this the same Jonathan who's part of the three villains later? He's in a lot of episodes. A few examples: In Inca Mummy Girl the Inca Princess tries to drain him; there's an episode where he decides to gun down everyone

[GO] SLA on DVD

2004-11-14 Thread Judith Ridge
On 15/11/04 11:18 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: SEVEN LITTLE AUSTRALIANS DVD set Review 10-episode miniseries first shown on ABC TV in 1973 Available from ABC shops now or online. Thanks so much for posting this information. I am sure I would have heard about it sooner or

Re: [GO] GO: The appropriateness of controversial subjects

2004-11-14 Thread claire
Hi Allison May I be catty for a moment? Not about you, natch. Laffing - you certainly wouldn't be the first I was one of those who e-mailed Eleanor offlist, But are you gonna stand up in prayers say so? Wimp! (s'ok - it's not worth it - this time) but it *wasn't* a very positive

[GO] BD - WSVS and Beany Malone (with spoilers)

2004-11-14 Thread dihenleygo
I finally received my Beany Malone books late last week (and yep, I spent the weekend reading 13 and a half of the 14 books). Having been reading the WSVS papers with great interest and enjoyment (congratulations everyone on your hard work BTW), I noticed that there are a number of unwell

Re: [GO] GO: The appropriateness of controversial subjects

2004-11-14 Thread Eleanor
Thank you SO much. Who are the stupid ones now? At least I check where my responses are going to. I don't show two different faces, one in private and one in public. Your rudeness reflects on you, not on me. Have a nice day. At 07:50 PM 11/14/2004, claire wrote: Hi Allison May I be catty for a

RE: [GO] Irene

2004-11-14 Thread Susan Dunnachie
Susan D I've known a few Irenes and the only way I've heard it pronounced is without the e at the end. Perhaps it's another difference in countries such as Cheryl being pronounced as Sh here, at least as far as I've ever heard. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]