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Deus ex Machina by Mia Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

A forgotten family with a little girl who really wants friends. But who is she?


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: OC
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic, Family
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 669 Read Count: 5951
[Report This] Published: 30 May 2011 Updated: 21 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Oh poor little girl.  I hope that she finds a way out soon.

 

Thank you.

St Nicholas's Day by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Jack Maynard remembers a past Christmas.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2406 Read Count: 1776
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: St Nicholas's Day (complete)

What a lovely story Alison.  I love the way it came together.  And what an interesting fragment of back story to Jack.  It makes him seem a bit more real.

Thank you.



Author's Response:

Thanks!

Summary:

What if the tobogganing accident in 'Mary-Lou of the Chalet School' was more serious than it turned out, and Mary-Lou was paralysed? This story shows what might happen.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Emerence Hope, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 8920 Read Count: 3560
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What an interesting start this is.  I like the way you've explored the way that various people would react to such a huge change, and the care they're taking as they enter unchartered territory.

Thank you for posting! :)

Margot Maynard by Catherine Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Margot returns home for Christmas after her first term at University but all has not gone well.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Margot Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16457 Read Count: 23397
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I seem to remember reading this story at one point, and have really enjoyed refreshing my memory.

I love the way you've taken hold of the characters and showed us the different situations from their points of view, so that we can sympathise with the ways they have been left feeling, and how they have come to move on.

Thank you.

Summary:

Alternative version to events in Chalet School and the Island when Annis tries to run away.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Annis Lovell, Bride Bettany, Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson, Tom Gay
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4194 Read Count: 12966
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

I enjoyed this Catherine.  Thank you for posting it.  

The Chalet School on Tour by Charli Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Anastasia attends the Chalet School with a music scholarship from Margia Stevens.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Elsie Carr, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Margia Stevens, Phil Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1894 Read Count: 14733
[Report This] Published: 05 Jun 2011 Updated: 05 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting start.  I'll look out for any updates as and when you're able to post them. :)

Jo's Biggest Challenge by Vick Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

An alternate universe of what might have happened if Jo had contracted tuberculosis.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17241 Read Count: 39269
[Report This] Published: 05 Jun 2011 Updated: 05 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That makes highly compelling reading Vick.  Having not seen it on the board I'll have the enjoyment of reading each section completely fresh.

Thanks for reposting here. :)

Summary: Jo has left the Sanatorium and is back at home. Events during the Anschluss force her to flee Austria for safety.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Adventure, Alternate Universe, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21964 Read Count: 29271
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2011 Updated: 06 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 10 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Wow!  That was just...  indescribable.

It's interesting seeing how you manage to keep true to the story of the books, and yet make subtle differences to show the differences Jo's illness makes.

Thank you.

Summary:

Jo is back in the Sanatorium again, this time in Guernsey.  War breaks out and Jack is called up within weeks of their marriage.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Guernsey
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Family, Romance, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20581 Read Count: 40081
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2011 Updated: 06 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 10 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've enjoyed reading this section too.  Poor Jo, must be so hard being unwell, having the war going on, and her husband putting himself in the way of danger like that.  I'm finding it interesting noting the parallels, and where things have had to be different to the books.  No triplets for this Jo.  At least, not this early anyway!

Summary:

Jo is on the move again.  This time from Guernsey to England.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24567 Read Count: 46005
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2011 Updated: 06 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 10 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've enjoyed catching up with all of this.  I'm so glad Jo is able to be in her own home now.  Hopefully she can start to recuperate at home for the next little while.  How lovely that she and Jack are finally able to move into a place together - must help them feel like proper husband and wife - they've had a short enough period of it.

Looking forwards to the possibility of more as and when.

Summary:

Charles succeeds Stephen as Head Boy, and Mike returns to school, while Felix, Kevin and Kester have fun in Upper Third.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Felix Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s)
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Friendship, School Story
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 56954 Read Count: 69123
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Summer Holidays and Letters

I've enjoyed rereading this, and catching up with the latest bit or so of it Eilidh.  Would love to read more when you've got the chance. :)

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 21 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

I hadn't realised how long it had been since I'd reviewed this... I'm continuing to enjoy this story, and waiting to see how it all works out. So many issues along the way already this year.

Thanks Eilidh

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 26 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

I'm glad that Matron is now involved, but goodness knows what's waiting on the boys now.

Thanks Eilidh

Stacie at Shrewsbury by Ela Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

Stacie's first year at Oxford. Reading Classics at Shrewsbury College, Stacie meets the Wimsey family.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Eustacia Benson, OC
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Friendship, Romance, War
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 34318 Read Count: 26581
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 08 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've enjoyed reading this again, and would love to see some more, if it were possible. :)

Thank you.

Summary:

When the GA decides that her nieces need the same school as her minister's daughter, Nancy and Peggy are horrified. Luckily the Chalet School is an unusual school - but then, Nancy's not exactly an ordinary pupil...


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Annis Lovell, Jacynth Hardy, OC, Tom Gay
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Crossover, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10101 Read Count: 5032
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstar
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

That was a lovely read.  Thank you for reposting.  Any chance of some more at some point?



Author's Response:

Thank you! I do have a plot bunny or two still skipping round, so hopefully they will turn into another couple of chapters at some point!

Summary:

Joey goes to be Lady-in-waiting to Elisaveta during the year when Die Rosen gets measles and whooping cough.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 31508 Read Count: 19538
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 23 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I've enjoyed seeing this here.  Glad you're continuing to post it.  Will be looking forwards to more chapters as they come.

Thank you.

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 15 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Ouch!  That was unexpected.  Poor Joey.  And to have to find out later than everyone else because she was unwell too...  

I'm glad that 'Veta's father is alright though.  

Thank you.

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 15 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25

I've just caught up with several chapters of this. It's been interesting seeing how you've woven the story together...

Thank you.

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 22 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28

Joey really is having an adventure here. I can see that her time in Belsornia is causing her to grow up, and mature. She'll be a completely different person by the time she returns to the Sonnalpe. I wonder how Madge and the rest will take it? Even if they do know she has continued to be the madcap!

Thanks for resolving the mystery Emma! :)

Author's Response:

Thankyou Squirrel, have loved exploring the adult Joey!

Summary:

Sequel to 'I Lift My Eyes Up'. Abby's decided to go to the Chalet School, so what now...


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, OC, Sharlie Andrews, Verity-Ann Carey, Vi Lucy
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship, Romance, School Story
Series: Mary-Lou and Abby
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 47349 Read Count: 31188
[Report This] Published: 17 Jun 2011 Updated: 17 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarhalf-star
Date: 08 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Arrivals

I've really enjoyed readin this and the prequel.  How I managed to miss them before I do not know.

Thank you for taking the time to post them here as well.

Summary:

Ever wondered where the plot bunnies come from? This is a behind the scenes at look at the Extraordinary Bunny Dispersal Unit.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: CBB member, OC
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 7342 Read Count: 15814
[Report This] Published: 18 Jun 2011 Updated: 18 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 10 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Introducing the EBD unit

*splutters*  that's a bit different, and yet, has many memories of similar things from the past...

Took me a wee while to work out what 'the new place' was referring to, but I got there in the end.  Love the reference to the 'Mini Mice!!!' :)

Adjusting One's Drawers by MaryR Rated: General starstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

What has aroused Matey's wrath?


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Matron Lloyd
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 510 Read Count: 3168
[Report This] Published: 19 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 28 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

*giggles*

 

This is absolutely brilliant.  In some ways, I think it's even better when you know what's coming, cause you can enjoy the humour of the scene the whole way through.

 

Thank You Mary. :)

Miss Annersley's Rant by Kathy_S Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

To confuse it's and its in her classes would be unwise.
An edifying and cautionary verse.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 140 Read Count: 1828
[Report This] Published: 27 Jun 2011 Updated: 27 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

 *laughs* That's brilliant! Love it. I'd have been a nightmare for her, as I keep coming across just that mistake as I look through old doc's. Thanks Kathy. :)

Summary:

Several years have passed since the triplets left the school – and Nell Wilson is dead, killed in an avalanche. Hilda Annersley wonders how she will survive the great loss?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 93801 Read Count: 61010
[Report This] Published: 27 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 28 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Hilda Tries to Contain her Grief

This is an amazing start to a wonderful story.  It's all here, the lonliness, the desolation, the bottomless grief which is all consuming, and the guilt which Hilda feels for not managing to live up to the standards of perfection she'd never ask anyone else to live up to.

It's as I reread this scene that I become more fully aware of how deep the bond between her and Nell actually was, and how much of her life has been torn asunder by the loss of one so precious to her.

I'm looking forwards to reading the next scenes as they come, and being reminded about how they progress.  I'll admit to eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new characters, who add so many facets to the story, but for the moment I'm simply enjoy each early scene as it comes.

Thank you Mary. :)

Reviewer: Squirrel Signed
Date: 30 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Hilda's new dream

I've read these last three chapters with wonder.  The actions and reactions of the two most concerned have been perfect.  

I just loved the meeting, and the way that Hilda was bested by Kate, and the way she has obviously become part of the community by simply being who she is, was just wonderful.  

I'm so glad that Nell gave Hilda the mental nudge during Viviens interview, though by all accounts she would have chosen her without that.  

And that Hilda now knows what she's moving onto makes such a huge difference.  It's exactly what she was needing - to know that while she does need to guide the school until it can do without her, she has something to move onto.  That in itself must be a balm to her.

All of the stones are being laid for what comes in the future.

Thank you Mary.