Chalet School was my most requested topic. And had the questions that required the most thought, so I left it till last, so I could think about it. Which meant that I started thinking about it when I started writing this.
Despite reading some boarding school stories as a child and loving them, I never came across the Chalet School. I didn't discover it at all until a few years ago when I decided to re-read some children's books I'd liked as a child. Someone mentioned Chalet School (probably hhertzof). I went into one of the charity shops in town that had a room full of books and found an omnibus of the first two for 25p.
I then ended up reading the rest of the series from a combination of cheap paperbacks I bought, paperbacks and hardbacks borrowed from selenay (who rudely moved to Canada when I still had one to go - I had to go out there in order to read it) and transcriptions. I've since read some of the ones written by other people and published by Girls Gone By.
It is infinitely crossover-able. Any female character who could have been around during the second half of the 20th century could have been a pupil there or taught there. Male characters are more tricky because they didn't have many male teachers and most of the men in the series were doctors at the San.( Read the rest of this entry » )
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