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Joyce goes to the Chalet School
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venta From: venta Date: May 15th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please explain... for I am very dim, and I do not understand this ... in Bloom reference.

I read enormous numbers of Chalet School books when younger, and recently someone bought me a book whose name completely escapes me, which was basically a post-school telling of the lives of the Maynard triplets.

I have to say, as books go it was pretty awful. Badly written, and also written by someone who was determined to show how desperately hip and reality-driven they were by shoe-horning in every 'issue' they could think of: domestic violence, dementia, suicide, pre-marital-children, inter-racial relationships, meningitis... honestly, it was a proper barrel of laughs.

addedentry From: addedentry Date: May 16th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Leopold Bloom is the protagonist of Ulysses. Well, a protagonist. Well, an agonist. Wikipedia reminds me that there's a Leo Bloom in The Producers. Certainly Ulysses would be a commercial disaster as a musical.

That'll be The Chalet Girls Grow Up, which always sounds like a joke but I gather isn't.
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