The School at the Chalet

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1968 Armada A boarding school in the Alps!
Jo Bettany has been ill. Now, on her way to Austria, all she can think about are the mountains she will see, the snow, the lakes - and the adventures she and her future companions will have! Her older sister, Madge, is opening a girls' school for all nationalities and ages and Jo will be her first pupil.
So begins a marvellous series of stories which take you to the Austrian Tyrol, Switzerland, Guernsey, England - and back to Switzerland. In all of them you can follow the romantic and exciting adventures of the pupils of the Chalet School. - 1968 Armada
1968: 2/6

Undated (Pre-1978) & 1980 Armada Blurb as above.
Undated: UK 40p Australia $1.25 New Zealand $1.40 Canada $1.25
1980: UK 70p
Undated (Pre-1978) & 1980 Armada Back Cover Illustration

Armada 1987 "I'm going to start a school," announced Madge Bettany. "It'll be near Lake Tiernsee in the Austrian Tyrol. And Joey will be my first pupil..."
Madge's startling plan becaomes an exciting reality when the school in the mountains finally opens. Pupils are to come from all over the world, but none is looking forward to the first term more than Madge's younger sister Joey. Joey knows that all sorts of new adventures are in store, but even she can't guess at the wonderful furture that lies ahead for the Chalet School! - 1987 Armada
U.K. £1.95

1988 Hardback and 1994 paperback reprint of the original Nina K Brisley Dustwrapper Madge Bettany knew she had to find a way of earning money, to look after her delicate younger sister Joey as well as herself. She hit upon the inspired notion of opening a school in Austria, amidst the wondrous Alpine scenery which had entranced her on a holiday five years before.
Thus began the fifty-eight story series of Chalet School tales which have enthralled generations of readers. Joey, the first pupil to be enrolled, was destined to become a central figure in many Chalet School adventures. She epitomises the spirit, energy and resilience which are Chalet School hallmarks.
The School at the Chalet - a splendid introduction to a world of excitement, romance and heroism. - 1988 Chambers
UK £10.95

1992 Parragon 2-in-1 Madge Bettany's plan to start a school in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol is very exciting for her younger sister Joey, for she will be the first pupil. Joey knows that all sorts of new adventures are in store for her, but even she can't guess at the wonderful future that lies ahead for the Chalet School. - 1992 Parragon, 1993 & June 1994 Armada
1993: U.K £2.99
June 1994: U.K £3.50 Australia $6.95 N.Z $9.95 Canada $5.95
1993 Armada

1995 Collins 2-in-1 Madge Bettany's plan to start a school in the Austrian mountains seems very exciting to her younger sister, Joey, for she is to be the first pupil. Neither of them is able to imagine how such a small idea will change their lives so completely - 1995 Collins
U.K. £3.99 Canada $6.50

1998 Collins Madge Bettany's plan to start a school in the Austrian alps seems very exciting to her younger sister, Joey, for she is to be the first pupil. Neither of them is able to imagine how such a small idea will change their lives so completely. - 1998 Collins
June 1, 1998: UK £3.99 Canada $6.99

1999 Collins Modern Classics "Iím going to start a school," announced Madge Bettany. "Itíll be near Lake Tiernsee in the Austrian Tyrol. And Joey will be my first pupil ... "
Madgeís startling plan becomes an exciting reality when the school in the mountains finally opens. Pupils are to come from all over the world but none is looking forward to the first term more than Madgeís younger sister, Joey. Joey knows that all sorts of new adventures are in store, but even she canít guess at the wonderful future that lies ahead for the Chalet School.
This is the first story in the ever popular Chalet School series about Joey Bettany and her family and friends. - July 5, 1999 Collins Modern Classics
Cover Illustration: Laurence Whiteley
Chapter Illustrations: Linda Clark
U.K. £5.99 CANADA $8.99

Hardback Pictoral Board 1925 & 1937 Hardback Frontispiece 1925 Hardback Illustration 1 1925 Hardback Illustration 2 1925 Hardback Illustration 3 1953 Australian Hardback Dustwrapper 1958 & 1963 Hardback Dustwrapper
Chapter One - Madge Decides (p7) & Chapter Seven - The Tiernjoch (60), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Two - Grizel (p16), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Three - The Joys of Paris (p25), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Four - Austria at Last! (p33), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Title Page Illustration & Chapter Five - The Chalet School Opens (p43), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Six - Joey Gives a Promise (p52), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Eight - A First Prefects' Meeting (p72), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chaper Nine - Simone's Exploit (p82), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Ten - The Cinema Actresses (p91), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Eleven - The Head's Birthday Party (p103), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twelve - Shopping - and a Meeting (p114), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Thirteen - At the Alte Post (p125), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Forteen - Juliet, the Incubus (p136), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Fifteen - Sunday (p146), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Sixteen - The Mondscheinspitze (p159), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Seventeen - On the Alm (p172), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Eighteen - The Chalet Magazine is Discussed (p184), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Nineteen - Some Pranks (p195), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty - And Still More! (p207), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-One - Plans (p219), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-Two - Grizel Runs Away (p230), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-Three - On the Tiernjoch (p239), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-Four - Consequences (p250), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-Five - Frau Berlin Again (p260), 1999 Collins Modern Classics Chapter Twenty-Six - A Grand Wind-Up (p270), 1999 Collins Modern Classics