A Conversation for Molesworth Books

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Post 1

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

yay...
thanks for reminding me about nigel...
i went to a school like his(chiz)and the books helped keep me sane.
they didn't give us homework, it was called 'prep'
"Q. What is a watershed ?"
"A. A woodshed is where you keep wood, a toolshed is where you keep tools... Don't waste my time."
brilliant stuff.
alec.smiley - ok


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Post 2

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Every time I come up with a subject that I think I can write an authoratative Guide Entry on, I do a search just in case someone else did, and every dang time, someone else has smiley - cross

I'm v. glad to see other Molesworth fans here though smiley - biggrin I first encountered the books at school, in about the fourth of fifth year, and I've re-read them regularly ever since, as I have '1066 And All That'. That, along with Compleet Molesworth, and Stephen Potter's Complete Upmanship, are three books I will never ever part with. I even went as far as to use a quote from Down With Skool for my h2g2 nickname smiley - biggrin

BTW Alec, I get the 'watershed' reference that you posted in another forum now smiley - ok

Are the Andes?


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Post 3

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

...they most definitely are NOT !!!

alec.


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Post 4

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

The lunatick bin is second on the right. they will be waiting for you.


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Post 5

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

...i kno where my towel is now,...
but i can't find my copy of Back to Skool smiley - cry

how did nigels description of molesworth2 go ?

something with 'he zoom and play...'

alec.smiley - grrchiz


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Post 6

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Gosh chiz this is molesworth 2 my bro he is uterly wet and a weed it panes me to think i am of the same blud. He is always eating and cheeks everybode. You kno when fotherington thomas sa there are fairies at the bottom of his garden molesworth 2 sa there is a dirty old rubish heap at the bottom of his then zoom away bombing sparows worms the skool dog and other poor dumb creatures. I diskard him.

There's another bit about molesworth 2 that comes to mind where he's saying something about able baker charlie, but I can't recall where exactly in the book it is. I don't know if that was what you were thinking of Alec smiley - erm


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Post 7

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

...gosh! gosh, that is exactly the quote i was thinking of...
'zoom away bombing etc....'
many thanks

alec.smiley - smiley


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Post 8

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Any time Alec. Any other quotes you need, just let me know smiley - biggrin


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Post 9

Big Chief Wild Magnolia

. i would do the same if i were a stoat.


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Post 10

tom

Oh Joy!

I' thought they were out of print. Must go to Amazon and adjust my prezzy list. Can i wate till Xmas tho chiz chiz


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Post 11

Benson'n'Hedges

the something something something swept down like the abyssians..blah blah blah?


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Post 12

Benson'n'Hedges

The only thing you never turned your hand to
Was teaching at a boarding school.
Today it's a profession that seems grand to
Those whose alternative's an office stool;
To many an unknown genius postmen bring
Typed notices from Rabbitarse and String

W.H Auden


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Post 13

coelacanth

I love the molesworth books! Armand in the French books make me laugh a lot but its all wonderful. smiley - smiley

I didn't get a typed notice or get trapped by G and T and led off, but I actually am teaching at a boarding school. Some parts do look a bit like st custards taken with the brownie. Maybe that's why I find the books so funny?

smiley - bluefish


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Post 14

Lady Pennywhistle - Back with a vengeance! [for a certain, limited value of Vengeance; actual amounts of Vengeance may vary]

We were looking for a book the other day and ran into a pile of books we got from my grandmother's house when she died. One of them was "How to be topp" - with an inscription made to my grandfather on his birthday in '55. I started reading it, and I was caught (once I got over the spelling and the unfamiliar expressions). Amazing stuff, though I guess you have to know the British school system to really appreciate it... anyway, it's great to see somebody wrote about it!
smiley - cheers


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Post 15

The Iron Maiden

Man, I remember slogging through The Compleet Molesworth when I was 7, loved it so much I wrote my own version of it (bits of it may still be lying around the house, ye gods...). That probably took me months to do. I picked it up again a few years ago and read the whole lot in about three days smiley - tongueout and actually understood it that time.

Should dig it out again someday!


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