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Margot Maynard by Catherine Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
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: 13842
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed this story, which I've never read before.  Thanks Catherine.

Summary:

The challenge from the CBB: rewrite the scene where Emerence takes down Mary-Lou with her toboggan, in the style of another author whose identity the other board members have to guess.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Emerence Hope, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 221 Read Count: 1664
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 15 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Luved it! Ta muchly.

Grizel's Treat by Pingaware Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Set during the opening chapters of School At, before they reach the school, this expands upon the sightseeing Grizel and Joey did on their way to the Tyrol. Grizel's father's name is taken from LizB's drabble 'Unwanted'. Originally started on the CBB 09/09/09. Finally completed 24/06/11.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Prequel/Taverton
School Name: None
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2880 Read Count: 6695
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 24 Jun 2011
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Finally There

Good to see everyone having fun before the serious business of school! Thanks, pingaware.

Only in my dreams by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Con's become the Cinderella of the Maynard family, but is her life about to change in ways she could never have dreamt of?


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard, David Russell, Elisaveta (Arnsonira) Helston, Jack Maynard, Jane Carew, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, OC, Vi Lucy
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Romance
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25485 Read Count: 12984
[Report This] Published: 04 Jun 2011 Updated: 04 Jun 2011
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Date: 16 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

Thanks Alison. Never read this before, but really enjoyed it.

Fresh Blood by Nightwing Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

The New Girl is finding the Chalet School rather dull - but perhaps a visit to the Authoress next door might do something to change her mind...


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 892 Read Count: 1472
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 07 Jun 2011
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Date: 14 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Different but very enjoyable!

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: 41470
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
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Date: 12 Oct 2015 Title: Stepping out of the Shadows

Great to see this back after so long. I really missed it.

Hope you can post some more soon, now that you're back to writing again.

And that your hubby now has a job.

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: 17762
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 23 Sep 2011
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Date: 11 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Sorry I've not commented since this was moved to SDL, but I'm really enjoying this.  Thanks.

Kiling Joey by Elle Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

In which Hilda and Rosalie attempt to murder Joey, not caring who gets killed in the crossfire.  With apologies to Leslie for the death of Nell.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Frieda (Mensch) von Ahlen, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Marie (von Eschenau) von und zu Wertheim, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Reg Entwistle, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9637 Read Count: 12834
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Jul 2011
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

Great fun thanks.

 

 

Summary:

My first ever drabble, in which nothing happened.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Matron Lloyd, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2807 Read Count: 5391
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Jul 2011
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Date: 06 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Loved it! Thanks Elle.

More and Less than Daylight by Mia Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary: Rix Bettany goes to medical school. Prequel to the Bettany Saga.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: David Russell, OC, Rix Bettany
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Drama, Friendship
Series: A Bettany Saga
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 19660 Read Count: 21335
[Report This] Published: 14 Jul 2011 Updated: 22 Feb 2014
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 14 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

What a cliff to leave me on! Really enjoying this. Thanks, Mia

Two Plot Bunnies by Minim Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Mike and Melinda get up to discussions and plotting.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: CBB member
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1010 Read Count: 2161
[Report This] Published: 16 Jul 2011 Updated: 17 Jul 2011
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Date: 19 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Minesweeper

Love it! :D

Summary:

Amelia reluctantly joins the Chalet School in the wake of a family tragedy, clinging to her dreams to be a Ballet Dancer.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 63706 Read Count: 15783
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Sep 2011
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Date: 14 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Just found this and I love it. Thanks. Looking forward to more.

Summary: Hilda's grief still ebbs and flows, Ellie still struggles to settle down at the school and Meg seems determined to get herself expelled. Nell continues to insist on being heard and Mother Abbess comes up with solutions to problems....
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Matron Lloyd, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Rosalie Dene, Sharlie Andrews
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Friendship, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 142857 Read Count: 42855
[Report This] Published: 24 Nov 2011 Updated: 28 Feb 2012
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Date: 23 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 - A Lesson in Bridge-Building

I was moved to tears by this scene. Thank you for such powerful and sensitive writing.

Author's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing, Cal. It's lovely to know you're reading and enjoying....

Summary: Miss Marple encourages an acquaintance to send his daughter to the Chalet School. But does she have an ulterior motive?
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Gay Lambert, Grizel Cochrane, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, Peggy Bettany, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Crossover, Humour, School Story
Series: Miss Marple, Lucy and The Chalet School
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19104 Read Count: 27721
[Report This] Published: 04 Feb 2012 Updated: 21 Feb 2012
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Date: 18 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13 - In and out of trouble

Absolutely loving this. Thanks, Lizzie. But wibbling a bit about Lucy.

Author's Response: Glad you're enjoying it! Is the wibble about Lucy that the character isn't ringing true or that she's in danger? Any advice appreciated! Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 21 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 - All Shall Be Well

Wonderful ending! Thanks, Lizzie. I have really enjoyed this.

Author's Response: Thanks so much! Hope I got most of the loose ends!

Old and New by Minim Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Summary:

Rewrite of Past and Future, where the Maynard triplets were orphaned very young.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Emerence Hope, Jem Russell, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Venables, Robin Humphries
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6884 Read Count: 8669
[Report This] Published: 14 Feb 2012 Updated: 19 Mar 2013
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Date: 14 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

A very moving start. Looking forward to more. Thanks, Minim

Summary: Miss Annersley has to call on Miss Marple to assist her on a school half-term trip to Glasgow. With Miss Marple around, there is always going to be a danger of fatalities, or as Inspector Taggart (the uncle of the Taggart we might recognise) would call it - "murr-dur"
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Minor character(s)
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: Miss Marple, Lucy and The Chalet School
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8939 Read Count: 8211
[Report This] Published: 22 Feb 2012 Updated: 11 Mar 2012
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Date: 27 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 - Gathering Gossip

Just found this. Looking forward to more. Thanks, Lizzie.

Author's Response: Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks!

Summary: How Dr Meg Kelly came to meet Hilda, Nell and the Chalet School tribe! A prequel to "A Holiday for Christmas" and "The Daft Days".
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, War
Series: Dr Kelly and the Chalet School
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 43987 Read Count: 65557
[Report This] Published: 28 Apr 2012 Updated: 18 Aug 2013
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Date: 26 Nov 2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

Really enjoying this take on events. Thanks. Sorry I don't comment very often, but that doesn't mean I'm not reading and appreciating. :)

Author's Response: Thank you for commenting now!

Dare To Live by pim Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 34]
Summary:

It can't have been an easy act to follow in Biddy O'Ryan's footsteps at the Chalet School, but who is Miss Charlesworth? What brings her to the Chalet School, where did her love of history come from and what exactly is it that makes her tick as a person?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Minor character(s)
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 35727 Read Count: 13692
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2012 Updated: 29 Sep 2012
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Date: 16 Jun 2012 Title: Chapter 1: La solitudine fra noi

Just found this, but really enjoying it. Thanks, Pim.

Summary:

Jo reaches the end of her pregnancy...


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 34472 Read Count: 35889
[Report This] Published: 28 Jun 2012 Updated: 09 Dec 2012
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 09 Dec 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Thanks, Vicky. I've really enjoyed this, though I haven't often commented. Looking forward to what is still to come.

Summary:

This term finds Isobel returned to the Chalet School for more fun, games, and of course music. Returning with old friends, and some new ones too, the Chalet School sees its fair share of drama as the girls attempt to settle down and learn how to work and play together.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Beth Chester, Daisy Venables, Gwensi Howell, OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5632 Read Count: 8371
[Report This] Published: 23 Aug 2012 Updated: 18 Sep 2012
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Date: 24 Aug 2012 Title: Chapter 1: The New Arrivals!

Great to see Isobel back. Please keep writing!

Summary: It's 1948 and the Chalet School has been invited to visit a new school which has opened in Briesau on the Tiern See. Having managed to rebuild the school's reputation over the previous two years and avoid closure, Miss Annersley is understandably keen to have an uneventful trip. But of course nothing is simple when Lucy Thomas and her Aunt Jane are around. Not to mention Madge having ideas for changes at the school which could have far-reaching consequences, particularly for Miss Annersley. What starts out as a pleasant winter break from the school routine, rapidly turns into a nightmare....

Readers of "4.50 from Haddington", "Murr-durr Most Chalet" and "The Body in the Chalet School Library" will meet some old friends.
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Minor character(s), Miss Bubb, Peggy Bettany, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Crossover, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: Miss Marple, Lucy and The Chalet School
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13795 Read Count: 14875
[Report This] Published: 20 Sep 2012 Updated: 23 Oct 2013
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 20 Sep 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wonderful to see another adventure for Lucy and her aunt!

Looking forward to more.

Author's Response: Thanks! Next instalment soon.

Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 05 Oct 2013 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Great to see this back

Author's Response: Thanks! Nice to be back

Summary:

Jurisfiction Agent Thursday Next investigates some peculiar inconsistencies which appear to be creeping into a well-loved Girls' Own series of books...


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12295 Read Count: 12127
[Report This] Published: 27 Nov 2012 Updated: 21 Mar 2014
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 03 Dec 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Introduction to the Chalet School

Just found this. I never encountered Thursday before, but I'm enjoying it very much.

Looking forward to more.

Christmas in Canada by Minim Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Short drabble about Margot's Christmas in Canada.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Margot Maynard
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 471 Read Count: 1301
[Report This] Published: 02 Dec 2012 Updated: 02 Dec 2012
Reviewer: cal562301 Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02 Dec 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely story, Minim. Thanks.