Penname: Catherine [Contact] Real name: Catherine
Member Since: 31 May 2011
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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: 49796
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 14 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

Thanks Eilidh.  I look forward to finding out just what the twins and Felix are getting up to this time!  Sounds like Mike's new friend isn't a good influence!

Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 23 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Thanks Eilidh.  Hope Monty can get to the bottom of things or that Steve has some useful advice.  Look forward to finding out what Kevin has planned now!

Summary:

Meeting young Tam Lin in the woods, Con finds herself drawn into a world she knows nothing about. Will she ever find her way out of it?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Maynard, David Russell, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Nell Wilson, OC, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Crossover, Family, Het, Romance, Scifi/Fantasy
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles, Standalones
Chapters: 97 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 95522 Read Count: 117230
[Report This] Published: 26 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Feb 2012
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 28 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 95: He Was Her Heart's Desire (25/01/12)

Abi, I've read it all and I'm hooked!  Come back and write some more please.



Author's Response:

Heehee, there's only one chapter left, and I'm currently in the process of rewriting it... Glad you've enjoyed this, though!

Summary:

After the holidays, Augusta's journey back to School is more eventful than she had planned.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, School Story
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5468 Read Count: 7859
[Report This] Published: 31 Jul 2011 Updated: 26 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Knitter, the Wasp and the Guard

Augusta just can't help getting into trouble!  Thanks Abi!

Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 10 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Knitter, the Wasp and the Guard

Oh dear.  I knew it wouldn't be quite that simple!

Summary: Gruffalo crossover. A joint drablet, mad and silly short and complete, born out of some yibble between Kathryn and Vick. Idiocy by K and making it work as a story and poem by V! I swear she is far too good at starting and feeding random plot bunnies! Just a bit of fun, and some tortuous rhyming !
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Humour
Series: Random Short Crossovers
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 722 Read Count: 1505
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2011 Updated: 12 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Catherine Signed starstarhalf-star
Date: 12 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Gaudenz and the Hildalo

Brilliant!  Love it!

A colleague has just asked me why I'm giggling to myself though ...



Author's Response: Thats always a good reaction I think, when people end up giggling to themselves ! :-)

A Chalet School Exchange by Fliss Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 80]
Summary:

Len Maynard's first weeks teaching at Glendower House - with apologies to EBD for shameless hacking of New Mistress. 


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Len Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Glendower House
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 17467 Read Count: 33905
[Report This] Published: 03 Oct 2011 Updated: 29 Apr 2012
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 06 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Enjoying this, thanks.  If you could reduce the spacing though it would make reading easier.

Augusta Makes an Enemy by Abi Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Augusta runs up against Maria di Balbini after reporting her to Miss Annersley for stealing from Gwensi Howell.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Gwensi Howell, Hilda Annersley, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Humour, School Story
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2854 Read Count: 3688
[Report This] Published: 19 Nov 2011 Updated: 23 Jan 2012
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 24 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 2: A Busy Night

Abi, I don't call this finished!  MORE PLEASE!



Author's Response:

Teehee - but if you can't guess what happened after that, you don't know much about Matey ;-)

Summary:

A thrilling, eight-part murder mystery, which the reader must solve using only the information given by members of the Maynard family. Who, dear reader, killed Anna?


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Anna Pfeiffen, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, David Russell, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Karen, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Matron Lloyd, Mike Maynard, Nell Wilson, Stephen Maynard, Sybil Russell
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Mystery
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4667 Read Count: 14017
[Report This] Published: 17 Feb 2012 Updated: 29 Feb 2012
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 23 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Introduction

Can any of them confirm that Joey was indeed sleeping the entire time?



Author's Response:

Well, not quite sleeping, but Len has just confirmed that Joey couldn't have left her room without them knowing =)

Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 24 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Le Fin

I'm tending towards Len and if it's not Len, I have no idea. 



Author's Response:

Then I am afraid you have no idea, my dear!

Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 25 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Introduction

If Len really was the last person to see her alive and she's not the murderer, then she must have witnessed the murder - was the murder the disturbance only Len seems to have heard and only Len went to investigate? 



Author's Response:

How did Anna then walk past her without Len noticing anything?

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: 17530
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2012 Updated: 29 Sep 2012
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 09 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 1: La solitudine fra noi

I've just caught up with all of this. 

Wow! is about all I can think of to say! Your writing is so evocative. 

So good to have another pim story!  It's been WAY too long!

Augusta gets her Wings (2) by Abi Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Augusta's latest project threatens to get out of hand...


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1812 Read Count: 2453
[Report This] Published: 22 May 2013 Updated: 26 May 2013
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 23 May 2013 Title: Chapter 1: The Jump

This isn't going to end well ...



Author's Response:

Can't think what makes you think that...

Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 26 May 2013 Title: Chapter 2: The Consequences

"I think I might be going senile a bit early."  I'm still giggling now!  Thanks Abi, that was brilliant!

I hope there's more to come ...

Augusta, Cleopatra by Abi Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

Augusta decides her greatest ambition is to play Cleopatra in a school play.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3770 Read Count: 6378
[Report This] Published: 25 Oct 2013 Updated: 11 Nov 2013
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 26 Oct 2013 Title: Chapter 1: The Idea

Oh dear.  I hope Mr Denny likes hats!

A Second Chance by Josie Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

The story of how Evadne Lannis met Sir Edgar Watson, and how they both got their second chance.

Sequel to Long Road Home. Not essential to read it first but it may help bits of this make more sense.

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Now complete. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing. Hope you have enjoyed it. :)


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: Future, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance
Series: Josie's Quintette Universe
Chapters: 58 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 163733 Read Count: 54916
[Report This] Published: 15 Sep 2017 Updated: 29 Sep 2017
Reviewer: Catherine Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 29 Sep 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Thanks Josie.  I remember this from last time round and love it just as much now as I did then.  Very much looking forward to the sequel!



Author's Response:

Hi Catherine :) Thanks so much for reading (again!)  and for your review. So glad you enjoyed it. Am going to start posting the first Part of SFW this week, and this time I'm actually going to finish all 14 years of it!

Summary:

From Cornelia Flower to Mrs Michael van Alden, or how Corney met her perfect match.

Spin-off from A Second Chance. The timeline runs alongside and is woven around that story. It's not essential to read it first but like all of the spin off drabbles from Evvy's story, it might help them make a little more sense!


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance
Series: Josie's Quintette Universe
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 80868 Read Count: 51742
[Report This] Published: 20 Sep 2017 Updated: 27 Apr 2018
Reviewer: Catherine Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 29 Sep 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very glad Richard has finally got rid of Heavenly .., loving reading this again.  Thanks.



Author's Response:

Thanks Catherine. I've actually finished this drabble finally, so there'll be some new (to you) parts of the story going up in a few updates time :)

Summary: Maria Marani on two very different Christmas Eves.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Maria Marani
School Period: Future, Guernsey
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 998 Read Count: 1371
[Report This] Published: 14 Dec 2017 Updated: 14 Dec 2017
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 14 Dec 2017 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wow Alison.  That brought a lump to my throat. 

So glad that EBD gave Maria a happy ending and it's so nice to see a glimpse of her happy future in your story.



Author's Response: Thank you!

Summary:

Third part of my story following Evadne, Edgar and their family. Including the girls finally starting at the Chalet School.

Parts 1&2 and the prequels Long Road Home and A Second Chance can be found in my stories.

Hope you enjoy!

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NOW COMPLETE


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: Future, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Domestic, Drama, Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance
Series: Josie's Quintette Universe
Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 97342 Read Count: 29250
[Report This] Published: 20 Jan 2018 Updated: 20 Mar 2018
Reviewer: Catherine Signed
Date: 06 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24

Thanks Josie, I'm really enjoying reading this.

 

Are they basing their idea on Joey and co. using Shakespeare?!



Author's Response:

That might have been the case ;)

Glad you're enjoying it Catherine, thanks very much for commenting :)