plea for assistance
Anna Clare McDuff
amcduff at math.sunysb.edu
Fri May 21 16:30:08 EDT 2004
On Fri, 21 May 2004, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> Hm. Possible cliches...Wimpy (or Unruly) New Girl Does Not Fit In. Our
> Heroine Saves The Day. A Prank Is Played. The Prefects Mete Out Justice.
> Our Heroine/A New Girl Wins The Match At The Last Minute. The Midnight
> Feast. Snobby Girl Is Shown The Error Of Her Ways. Jealous Girl Tries To
> Break Up A Friendship.
Ooh! Cliches in Girl's School stories, one of my favourite games!
What about Headstrong Girl Learns Her Lesson After Bad Accident And Spell
In A Wheelchair Or Equivalent? Something of a specialty of the Chalet
School's, from its earliest days in the Tirol (Stacie) to the last days
in Switzerland (Grizel) with many a broken & bleeding body in between. And
while I'm on this subject I simply have to mention that GGBP have just
reprinted the long-neglected fourth book in the What Katy Did series,
Clover. Covers Katy's wedding & Clover's trip to 1880's Colorado,
wonderful stuff! Apparently there's a fifth one in the series too, In The
High Valley, and GGB will publish it in August.
More info here, for those interested:
Antonia Forest's Ready Made Family is up for republication next
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