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Links to Other Societies/Sites of Interest

Below is a list of links to take you to the sites devoted to EJO & other authors, or e-mail contacts for their Societies, and to sites relating to associated subjects or book collecting. I have included links to web sites, but left you to copy the e-mail addresses into a 'To:' box yourselves, so that they cannot be picked up by web-crawlers.
The first three listings are contact information for the Australian, New Zealand, and South African EJO Societies.
I no longer show subscription rates for other Societies, as these may have changed, so do contact the people listed below for the latest information. Any information in italics has not yet been confirmed with the sources; I have tried to contact them but as yet received no reply. Once the information is verified it will appear in normal type.

The Abbey Guardian - the Newsletter of The Abbey Girls of Australia 4 issues p.a.

Editor: Lyn Ashlin

e-mail: editor@abbeygirls.com

Treasurer: Jansy Rose - e-mail: jansyr@bigpond.net.au


The Abbey Gatehouse - The New Zealand Magazine 3 issues p.a.

Editor: Barbara Robertson, 10B/19 Cottleville Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

e-mail: born.robertson@xtra.co.nz


The Abbey Chapter - South Africa - no magazine but group meets regularly.

Contact person: Rose Humphreys, 3 Egret Street, Somerset West 7130,

South Africa. Tel: 021-8521793

e-mail: dogrose@ballmail.co.za

Author interest Soceieties and Magazines: 

Friends of the Chalet School (FOCS) 4 issues p.a.


Joint Editors & Administrators:

Ann Mackie-Hunter & Clarissa Cridland,

The Vicarage, Church Street, Coleford, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5NG 

e-mail: focs@rockterrace.org


The New Chalet Club 4 issues p.a.


Membership Secretary: 

Sue Hodgson

5 Pinetree Gardens, Whitley Bay, NE25 8XU

email: membership@newchaletclub.co.uk


Folly (Fans Of Light Literature for the Young) - sadly no more - there were hopes for a web page, but it hasn't happened yet...

Monica Edwards Appreciation Society/The Martello 2 issues p.a.
Founders: Sue Winn (Membership Secretary) and Joyce Bailey (Treasurer)
Contact: Sue Winn
The Martello
71 Brownrigg Crescent 
RG12 2PY
Souvenir: The Violet Needham Society
Membership Secretary & Treasurer: 
Margaret Girvan, 17 Tudor Close, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 1NF   
e-mail: m.girvan@talktalk.net
Web Sources:

The Australian Abbey Pages


Maintained by Barbara Cooper

e-mail: bcooper1@pacific.net.au

Girlsown Discussion Group (GO)


An on-line discussion group ranging in subject-matter across all the GO-type titles.

You need to register, but once that is done, can opt not to receiive emails, or only to get digests of the subjects, rather than receiving a separate email every time soemone posts on a subject.
CBB - Chalet Bulletin Board
An on-line discussion group about Elinor M Brent-Dyer and her books. Ranges from formal discussions of the books, and themes that arise therefrom, to stories set in the world she created, or alternative versions of it. You can view it without registering, but if you register you can contribute.

The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children’s literature


Web-based journal on Children's Literature

Other organisations of possible interest: 
Camp Fire Girls - the official Camp Fire site


History, how to win honor beads, etc.
The Children's Book History Society
Contact: Mrs P Garrett, 26 St Bernard’s Close, Buckfast, South Devon. TQ11 0EF

Alliance of Literary Societies



For membership enquiries: Julie Shorland, Treasurer and Membership Secretary (email: julieshorland@gmail.com)

For other enquiries: Linda Curry, Chair (email: l.j.curry@bham.ac.uk)

PBFA - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association


The largest association of antiquarian and secondhand book dealers in the world, all of whom abide by a professional code of conduct. Organisers of bookfairs throughout the UK - and beyond.