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Summary:

When Madge and Joey's cousin, Isobel, arrives at the Chalet School, she hopes to study hard and still enjoy her one passion in life - music. However, her jolly time at school is marred by the dislike of one member of her form.


Rated: General
Categories: St Agnes' House Characters: Beth Chester, Daisy Venables, Gwensi Howell, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Completed: Yes
Word count: 52453 Read: 112395
Published: 01 Jul 2011 Updated: 12 Feb 2012
Story Notes:

Yes, I found an easy way to post it! It took a bit of searching, but I got there. I'll post the already posted parts in chapter chunks, but the rest will probably be in update form, so apologies for any confusion this causes. Thankyou also to everyone who commented whilst this was a CBB thread!

1. Introductions and Surprises by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 19] starstarstarhalf-star (5916 words)

2. A Picnic - And An Intrigue by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 0] (4512 words)

Thankyou all for commenting - it's good to know that people will still read (and hopefully enjoy) Isobel on here!

3. Term Begins! by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 0] (3779 words)

As I have said before, please excuse my Google Italian!

 

4. A First Prank by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 0] (3935 words)

5. A Game of Tennis by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 0] (3303 words)

6. An Air Raid - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] (875 words)

Herein starts bits not posted before on the CBB =)

7. An Air Raid - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 0] (904 words)

8. An Air Raid - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarhalf-star (1109 words)

I'm sorry that it took so long to update - my other writing projects have been going rather well. This might be it again for a wee while, but I thought I would give you all a small update to reassure you that Isobel hasn't been forgotten completely. Thankyou for your comments!

9. An Air Raid - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] (955 words)

Thankyou all once again for your lovely comments =) As usual, I'm very sorry for the delay! My other writing will persist in getting in the way.

10. Further Recriminations - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 2] star (761 words)

Thankyou once again for all of your comments. I thought that I'd make things a little interesting in this next chapter - but I've been writing on a different computer to normal and don't have my form&c lists to hand, so please excuse any minor innaccuracies!

11. Further Recriminations - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstar (876 words)

Oh dear, there seems to have been something of a delay again - I am sorry! This thing called Life seems to keep getting in the way. Thankyou all for commenting, and for everyone who helped contribute prank ideas to this section! The evil genius some of us can display seems truly terrifying...

12. Further Recriminations - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstar (1062 words)

Once again, thankyou for all of your comments; it's really good to know that people are still reading! And further thanks to whoever mentioned this prank idea - can't remember who it was now, I'm afraid, but thankyou anyway!

13. Further Recriminations - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 2] (944 words)

Once again, thankyou for your lovely comments! I do hope that I've done this part justice; it seems rather un-EBD but (thanks to Abi and her wonderful proofing) hopefully it comes off all right.

14. Correspondence - Part I - Isobel by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarhalf-star (957 words)

I can only apologise for the delay in updates - my muse is not being kind to me at the moment! Thankyou for all of your continued support, though, and I hope that people are still sticking with this.

15. Correspondence - Part II - Gwensi by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 2] (801 words)

Once again, thankyou all for reading, and for commenting. Yet again I seem to have resolved to keep writing and then taken a longish break, but I am getting back into a routine soon, so hopefully I really will start again in earnest in the not too distant future!

16. Correspondence - Part III - Maria by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] (570 words)

I have just realised that half of the people I have down as being in the nursery are in fact more than old enough to be at school. Um, they attend as day pupils, er, somewhere and, um, just suspend disbelief and blame an EBDism please!

17. Correspondence - Part IV - Madge by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 2] (537 words)

Thankyou for all of your comments. I actually seem to be getting a little better at this whole updating regularly thing!

18. Half Term! - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] (873 words)

Once again, thankyou for all of your comments, and for still reading.

19. Half Term! - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] (944 words)

This update does not come to you courtesy of Ariel leaving all of the seminar reading she has to do by Thursday to chance and taking a break to write because she can't concentrate. Not at all. Not even in the slightest. Nope.

 

Thankyou again for all of your comments! I realise that I missed the last couple of lines off of the previous chapter, so I have added them in just for continuity.

20. Half Term! - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (741 words)

Once again I am most sorry for the delays; technically, I shouldn't even be updating now, but I'll never concentrate on my coursework otherwise. More as soon as I find the time, honest!

 

Thankyou for all of your comments :)

21. Half Term! - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (900 words)

Thankyou again for all of your comments. Tho' I don't know why you are all so distrustful of me! I mean, really!

22. Half Term! - Part V by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (902 words)

Whoops, I'm sorry, was that a cliff?

 

Thankyou everyone for commenting. Hopefully I didn't leave you all wondering for too long! Updates may get even more sporadic soon (I know! I'm sorry!) but I promise to keep up with this, and update more regularly as soon as my degree calms down.

23. Bad News for Gwensi - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (922 words)

Thankyou, again, for being kind enough to comment - I do hope that I didn't leave you on what you seem to insist on thinking of as a cliff for too long! I've too much work at the moment, but I found time to let Isobel tell me a little more of the story all the same.

24. Bad News for Gwensi - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] (816 words)

25. Bad News for Gwensi - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (924 words)

Thankyou for all of your comments - especially Kathryn! Sadly my muse seems to have slipped away again, so updates might dry up for a bit after this, but I didn't want to leave you there for too long.

26. Bad News for Gwensi - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1054 words)

Thankyou all for your comments! I'm still arguing (sorry, debating) with my plot bunnies, but they were gracious enough to give me a small update.

27. Consequences - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] (934 words)

Abi managed to prod my plot bunny most nicely indeed, and he has been kind enough to give me a sketch of the whole next chapter, at least, so hopefully updates will pick up a little bit again for the foreseeable. Thankyou all for reading and commenting - and welcome to the CBB Shaw! :D

28. Consequences - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (883 words)

My plot bunny is being kind after all! Thankyou all once again.

29. Consequences - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] (912 words)

I'm really very sorry for the delay! Coursework has overtaken me, but I have a little more for now. Thankyou all for keeping with Isobel and her madness! May I also recommend Augusta's take on things, which is really quite exciting!

30. An Evening's Entertainment - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (921 words)

Hallo all! Long time no speak! I really am sorry about quite how long this took - all of the plot bunnies literally just abandoned ship. I've had to tweak the storyline a fair bit but I seem to have got it back together, and we're into the final three chapters now, if it all goes to (new) plan! Which doesn't mean that it will be finished any time soon, still, but at least I'm back to writing it...

 

I hope that a few people have stuck around to read it, and if so, thankyou for putting up with my lengthy adjournments!

31. An Evening's Entertainment - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (854 words)

Thankyou all for commenting! I am relieved that people still read this! And, see, I even managed a second update in two days, that's how nice the plot bunnies are being again.

32. An Evening's Entertainment - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (806 words)

Thankyou all for commenting!

33. An Evening's Entertainment - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (783 words)

Thankyou for commenting! I'm not sure exactly how telegrams are supposed to work but if I'm wrong, please just suspend disbelief! I'm doing everything that I can to placate the plot bunnies until we get to the end of the drabble...

34. Where is Maria? - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1023 words)

Thankyou all!

35. Where is Maria? - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (856 words)

I'm sorry for the small delay, work got in the way! Am, quite literally, exhausted by this week, so the plot bunnies are being rather unhelpful, but I hope you can forgive me if I provide an update in return! Thankyou again for commenting; I always love reading them and seeing people's thoughts!

36. Where is Maria? - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (818 words)

Teehee, I love the image of Nell's wardrobe! Thankyou one and all for your comments; they really are keeping me writing to the bitter end at the moment.

37. The End of Term - Part I by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (950 words)

Thankyou all for your comments! I love reading them all. I've just written the last update of this, so Isobel is now officially finished and just to be posted, which is a little scary! This is the last chapter (and we do actually get back to Isobel herself shortly, and stop letting Gwensi and Maria hi-jack the story!) so hopefully I'll have finished posting by the end of the week - I just need to remember to post an update every day now!

38. The End of Term - Part II by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (739 words)

And back to the person we should actually be reading about...

39. The End of Term - Part III by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1060 words)

So, people, almost there... Thankyou for commenting!

40. The End of Term - Part IV by Chubby Monkey [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (1042 words)

So, here we are, the end of it all for Isobel! I've tried to tie up all of my ends and still keep it in canon; Marie isn't expelled, which is why she is never mentioned in the list, and we don't know if Isobel will return or not. She does, of course, get her EBD ending though.

 

Thankyou all for keeping with her, enjoying her adventures and for all of your lovely comments. I hope that I've done EBD proud!