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Changes for the Chalet School (The Chalet School - Armada #32)

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Changes for the Chalet School
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Published April 28th 2005 by Girls Gone By (first published 1953)
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Kerry
Jun 05, 2017 Kerry rated it really liked it
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This is the last of the stories set on St Briavel's Island and it is a mixture of looking back - lots of footnotes referring to previous books - and looking ahead - the school is moving to Switzerland next term - but not much present. There are accounts of two expeditions, one of which actually goes off without incident! but the book mainly consists of everyday school life and discussion the new school of what is needs to be done with school equipment etc. This doesn't mean it's a dull read, som ...more
Deborah
Jan 05, 2014 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Plus points: it's the summer term, they're still on the island, Kester Bellever is back on the scene (although time has run out for any possibility of a romance with Miss Annersley), and there's a regatta (by far the best sort of end-of-term bash).

Minus points: ghastly Maynard triplets are back. Margot is put in Upper IIIa, and if she works very hard she may get put up to Upper IIIa. Who edits these books?!

And of course it's the final term on the island. Now, I can understand the school wanting
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Sue
In this book, the School prepares to leave St Briavel's, where they have been for a while during the war, and return to the Oberland. There's not a lot of plot - it's very much a formulaic school story, but there's a bit of light relief when the girls visit the Cadbury factory in Birmingham, and have some trouble with pigs at night...

Bride Bettany is still Head Girl, and the Maynard triplets return from Canada at last, stronger and more confident at twelve. Margot strikes up a friendship with th
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Sally
A Chalet term with no new girls! Quite a surprise. Still, it was interesting enough fare without being one of the most exciting. Fun to see the initial meeting of Margot and Emerence too. I hadn't realised there was such an enormous age gap between them!

Also, I had to laugh at the wonderful product placement. ;) They went on an excursion to a chocolate factory (NOT the best thing to read on an empty stomach!) with a guide who spoke to them "of the way the great firm of Cadburys' looked after th
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Sarah Adamson
Mar 05, 2014 Sarah Adamson rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, ya, children-s
Another fun chalet read - one of the rarer books! This one explores the changes that happen to the schools as it gets ready to leave the island and the majority of the school will move onto the Tirol whilst some will remain in the Uk. The meeting of Emerence and Margot, the last term of Bride as Head Girl and the return of the Maynards and Russels from Canada all feature. Not as good reading as many of the other books but does contain some important moments connecting the other stories.
Donna Boultwood
Jul 14, 2015 Donna Boultwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last term on the island. Not the usual antics but still good fun.
Sarah
Mar 21, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
The Chalet School is about to move to Switzerland! Bride Bettany, the Head Girl, and the rest of the school are busy preparing for the big move.
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