Joey was given a calendar for Christmas last year. Each month she turns the page to see what memories the picture will bring
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic, Family
Series: The Sunset Years
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8906 Read Count: 23033
Date: 14 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - October
This is such a beautiful story.
Date: 02 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - November
Thanks, Ruth. I'm glad we're not the only ones wondering about Jem's wealth.
Three members of 'The Clan' from the Marjorie books by Lorna Hill join the Chalet School.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney, Vi Lucy
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20281 Read Count: 32688
Date: 18 Aug 2013 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7
Love the hiding place for the bacon.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, War
Series: Alternative Joey
Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 117027 Read Count: 58864
Date: 31 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11
Relieved Jem wasn't too much of a twit there. Wibbling about Spartz.
I had 3 emails telling me this has been updated (thought you were being particularly creative) but there seem to be 3 copies of Chapter 11.
Author's Response: Oh, ok, will check ! Thanks !
Date: 06 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12
Poor Joey. It's so different seeing this from the point of view of an onlooker. And one who's so far away.
Author's Response: Thanks for reviewing, and glad it seems to work writing from that perspective. :-)
Date: 13 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13
Poor Joey. I can see just why she spoke as she did but she could have been more diplomatic.
Author's Response: When was Joey ever diplomatic though ! Thanks for reviewing.
Date: 21 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14
I'm sure Jem will have excellent contacts in the West End, just as he does in every area of life :-)
It's great to see this back. I've missed your drabble updates this week.
Author's Response: Thank you ! Thats such a nice thing to say !
Date: 30 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15
Loving that Rosalie's experiences have made her stronger and more confident. LOL.
Author's Response: Thanks, glad you like it !
Date: 07 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16
Great to see this back and lovely to have the focus on Rosalie.
Author's Response: Thank you. It does take more brain power than my dafter drabbles !! Thanks for reviewing :-)
Date: 13 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17 12/11/11
I'm liking this Joey.
Author's Response: Thank you, I sonehow feel she follows on tje way early Joey feels in the books, rather than "Mother of all and superauthor" Joey.
Date: 15 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
I think the flight from Austria changes Joey in the books. Agree about the progression of your character from the early books.
Author's Response: Yes, that's true, as that is what I am finding happening to Rosalie, the flight from Austria has had both positive and negative effects for her. Interesting !
Date: 21 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19 19/11/11
You tease! The way Joey is maturing here is very natural.
Author's Response: Thank you! I always think that films and TV yend to imply that everyone is aware of these things from about 7 ! Wheras even with knwing the theory, realising that those about you are applying the theory doesn't always come at the same time for everyone!!
Date: 25 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20 25/11/11
Still teasing and ending on a lovely cliff!
Date: 07 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21
This is so clever. I love the way you're bringing in characters in totally unexpected ways.
And, yes, Carola's dad can't have been the only person to all him Jigger, surely.
Author's Response: Thank you ! That's a nice thing to say :-) My theory was that Joey not being there for things like the escape from Austria impacted more than her life, Hilary took more of the Chalet School League responsibility, ended up involved in the escape from Austria and that slightly altered her perspective on life. I had never thought of Rosalie and Jack before Vick suggested it, but they actually fit together quite well.
Date: 07 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1
I think Rosalie and Jack are a great pairing. Jack's thoughts in this update about being tired of Joey's bounce and appreciating Rosalie's calm ring very true.
Author's Response: Yay! Good. I love Joey but I can see she could be tiring ! :-)
Date: 11 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 11/12/11
Mary joins the school in Goes To It after Con Stewart leaves, so not until they're at Plas Howell.
Thanks for that. I never thought for a moment that Hilary was in bed with a "colourless" man or any other kind!
Author's Response: Lol. No it's hardly likely! After all this IS a Beecharmer drabble! But it's important that Joey thinks it. :-D
Date: 30 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23
Jack is lovely in this - very kind and thoughtful.
I wonder if i'm reader 10,000 or if someone beat me to it!
Author's Response: I think unless someone comes forward to claim that title you should consider it your own!! Thank you for reviewing! :-D
Date: 04 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24 Joey makes a decision 03/01/12
Joey having sex? Whatever next? ;-)
Author's Response: Well it is Alternative Joey!! If this were EBD, Joey having sex (offstage) would be followed by 17 children! I think this Joey might not be keen on that !!
Date: 18 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 Some worrying
I was going to write a glowing review saying how much I enjoyed the different viewpoints. But, now, get yourself back here young lady and help us down from that cliff.
Author's Response: Thsnk you for that feedback, I quite like doing short bits from different viewpoints but never quite know if ot just confuses, so thank you for the nearly glowing review! And cliff? What cliff ?
Date: 24 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter 27 - 22 / 01 / 12 An awkward situation or two.
I had no idea TV was around that early. Very educational update ;-) Joey is great here - she's showing maturity in her response to Phil but we see her vulnerability with the rest of the cast.
Author's Response: Glad to educate on useless facts !! :-) I realised the other day that in my head Joey is older, but in fact she is only just 20 here, if my timeline isn't toooo skewiff !
Date: 22 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28
Poor Phil. I wibbled for a moment thinking something had happened to Madge. Glad you've found a way forward. I've missed this.
Author's Response: Thank you ! I'll try to be more regular with updates now. I was trying to be a bit evil and suggest Madge, so glad that worked!!
Date: 26 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 29: Chapter 29 - The next few months
I see you're paving the way for Rosalie to have triplets or just possibly teasing us.
I love how events with Madge and the school are unravelling so differently without Jo there and how good her advice is. She seem so much mature here than she does at the books at this point, even though she's married with children in them.
Jo entertaining the troops reminds me of the story line in one of DFB's wartime books. Do you know the one I mean?
Author's Response: Um. I don't know who DFB is, so probably not!! Though I may have read the book without knowing the author - if you tell me the title I can probably tell you ! My own reason for this is thinking of Joey as a mixture of Julie Andrews, Gracie Fields and Vera Lyn type career, though not intentionally copying any of them.
Date: 28 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 - On to the next adventure
Glad Rosalie is OK. I feel for Jack knowing he needs to go back to the san but not really wanting to.
Looking forward to seeing where Joey goes next.
Author's Response: Thank you, and I think Jack will grow to appreciate the extended near family, especially given the war.
Date: 18 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 - Mother's help.
Brilliant plan. And I didn't have time to miss Joey because I was so concerned for Rosalie.
Author's Response: Oh good! I had hoped that it worked to build the tension about Rosalie then resolve it, but wasn't sure :-)
Date: 15 May 2012 Title: Chapter 34: Chapter 34 Back to the others.
And hurrah for having a nice Sybil.
Author's Response: Yes, I always liked Sybil, I thought that she could have learnt her lesson without harn to Josette this time, since as Jo wasn't there, Daisy was at Madges :-)