History Literature / ChaletSchool

13th Nov '17 2:22:47 AM Kankurette
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* GratuitousFrench / GratuitousGerman: as expected from a series set in a school where, at the beginning, several pupils are native speakers of French and/or German, and where there is a policy of alternating languages throughout the weekend (except on Sunday, when the pupils can speak whatever language they want). French characters will often drop French words or phrases such as 'la pauvre petite' into their sentences. Eagle-eyed French and German-speaking fans have pointed out that not all of the French and German in the books is correct.
18th Jun '17 1:45:06 AM Kankurette
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* CassandraTruth: Nancy Chester and Elfie Woodward both warn Bride in ''Bride Leads'' that Diana Skelton was visibly furious and will be out for revenge after Bride made her apologise in front of the school. Bride laughs it off and tells them they're being silly...[[spoiler: and a few chapters later, Diana vandalises her study.]]
11th Jun '17 2:23:02 AM Kankurette
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!!The Chalet School and the Tropes:
10th Jun '17 11:58:25 AM Kankurette
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** In ''Head Girl'', Grizel insists that Deira O'Hagan be Hobbies Club prefect, even though Deira really doesn't want the job. Deira responds by burning Grizel's music theory book. Made even worse by the fact that it had the final letter from Grizel's beloved grandmother in it.



* DumbBlonde: The Ozanne twins and Yseult Pertwee definitely qualify. Played with with Marie von Eschenau - she's the least academic of the Quartette and is more known for her looks than her academics, but she certainly isn't thick. And Daisy Venables, Stacie Benson and Frieda Mensch are all ''major'' aversions.

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* DumbBlonde: The Ozanne twins twins, Diana Skelton (who's also an AlphaBitch) and Yseult Pertwee definitely qualify. Played with with Marie von Eschenau - she's the least academic of the Quartette and is more known for her looks than her academics, but she certainly isn't thick. And Daisy Venables, Stacie Benson and Frieda Mensch are all ''major'' aversions.



* NouveauRiche: Joan Baker in ''Problem'', whose family are able to afford to send her to the school after her father wins the pools, and Diana Skelton in ''Bride Leads''. Both are seen as vulgar and classless by the other girls, though Joan does get better eventually.

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* NouveauRiche: Joan Baker in ''Problem'', whose family are able to afford to send her to the school after her father wins the pools, and Diana Skelton in ''Bride Leads''.Leads'', the daughter of a self-made businessman. Both are seen as vulgar and classless by the other girls, though Joan does get better eventually.



** In ''Goes to It'', Gwensi Howell is revealed to be a fan of several real-life Girls' Own fiction writers, including Winifred Darch and Elise Jeanette Oxenham (who wrote the ''Abbey'' series, and was considered one of the 'Big Three' of Girls' Own fiction along with [=EBD=] and Dorita Fairlie Bruce.

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** In ''Goes to It'', Gwensi Howell is revealed to be a fan of several real-life Girls' Own fiction writers, including Winifred Darch and Elise Jeanette Oxenham (who wrote the ''Abbey'' series, and was considered one of the 'Big Three' of Girls' Own fiction along with [=EBD=] and Dorita Fairlie Bruce.Bruce).
10th Jun '17 11:55:26 AM Kankurette
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** In ''Goes to It'', Gwensi Howell is revealed to be a fan of several real-life Girls' Own fiction writers, including Winifred Darch and Elise Jeanette Oxenham (who wrote the ''Abbey'' series, and was considered one of the 'Big Three' of Girls' Own fiction along with [=EBD=] and Dorita Fairlie Bruce.
** The themed school sale in ''Bride Leads'' is one big ShoutOut to ''The Crown of Success'' by [=ALOE=], a somewhat obscure Victorian children's book about morals and learning.
** Jennifer Penrose and her friends get into trouble in ''The Wrong Chalet School'' for reading ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind''.
10th Mar '17 8:26:53 AM XFllo
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Joey certainly fits all the criteria, at least until she settles down with Jack. Mary-Lou Trelawney also has some SpiritedYoungLady tendencies - she's notorious for saying whatever pops into her head and getting away with it, and unlike many other girls, she's more interested in a career than marriage.



* StiffUpperLip: Could almost be a trope codifier.
21st Nov '16 1:45:20 PM Kankurette
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* {{Fainting}}: Happens to a lot of characters, particularly Joey and the more delicate girls. It's usually the emotional or exhaustion kind (for instance, when Joey is so overwhelmed by the Passion Play in ''Jo of the Chalet School'' that she faints).
21st Nov '16 1:43:34 PM Kankurette
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** Carola Johnstone, generally. Her motto is 'I didn't think!' See LeeroyJenkins below.
21st Nov '16 1:42:40 PM Kankurette
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: A rather odd example in ''Redheads'', where a criminal gang plan to kidnap policeman's stepdaughter Flavia Ansell/Letton (one of the titular redheads) and drug her by giving her milk spiked with sedatives. When they discover they've got the wrong girl, Val Pertwee, they put her on a train...and make sure she has the correct ticket. So kidnapping and drugging teenage girls is [=OK=], but travelling with the wrong ticket isn't?
21st Nov '16 1:36:44 PM Kankurette
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* KnittingPregnancyAnnouncement: Joey does this in ''Mary-Lou'', in order to explain to Mary-Lou why she can't deal with Jessica Wayne herself. She shows Mary-Lou some baby clothes she's been knitting. (A few books later, she gives birth to her ninth child, Cecil.)
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