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Changes for the Chalet School (The Chalet School #28)

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The Chalet School is on the move again - this time it is going to Switzerland. Bride Bettany is the Head Girl and is kept frantically busy preparing for the move. The Dawbarn twins plan to have a midnight feast in the apple orchard but everything goes wrong.
Published April 28th 2005 by Girls Gone By (first published 1953)
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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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