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Summary: What if Joey didn't marry Jack?
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: 50434
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 24 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I have just read right the way through from the beginning - where did my morning go?! This is very good - you've captured all the characters so well in spite of (maybe even because of) giving most of them such different paths to the ones in the books. Really looking forward to seeing what happens next.



Author's Response: Thank you, that is nice to know. Be warned though, if you have read the whole damn thing recently, you will have a much better idea of what went on that I do ! I hate rereading, but leave such stupidly long gaps sometimes between posts that I really have only a very vague idea what on earth is going on in the story !

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 17 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 74: Chapter 74

Lovely to see a new chapter of this, thank you. What a mess all round and definitely not helped by Margaret's efforts! Glad Hilda calmed down in the end and hope the press office can smooth it all out now.

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 26 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 75: Chapter 75

Ooooh! Did not see that one coming and am glad you chose to enlighten us! What a huge secret for poor Joey to have been carrying all this time...



Author's Response: Glad it wasn't too obvious :-D

Summary:

Karen is blissfully happy in her new life, but her successor at the Chalet School isn't happy at all with the way that the domestic staff are treated either there or at Freudesheim, and is determined to bring about change by whatever means are necessary.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Anna Pfeiffen, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Karen, Madge (Bettany) Russell, OC
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, School Story
Series: (I'm working on a title for the series!)
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52514 Read Count: 16548
[Report This] Published: 05 Jun 2011 Updated: 05 Jun 2011
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 20 Sep 2016 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Loved this - thank you.



Author's Response: Thanks :-).

Summary: The Triplets and Friends start their own school in Cornwall. Follows on from end of All Change Reorganised, but can stand alone.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Amy Stevens, Bride Bettany, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, OC, Ruey Richardson, Ted Grantley, Tom Gay
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Crossover, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance, School Story, Slash
Series: All Change Universe
Chapters: 64 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 102312 Read Count: 67777
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Sep 2015
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 21 Jul 2015 Title: Chapter 55: Chapter 55 - A meeting back at the school

Ooh, so many recognisable and important points in this chapter, and drawn out with such gentle clarity. It's taken me a few days to be able to come back and comment on it, because it's bittersweet - they appreciate how 'lucky' they are, in relative terms - but having to hide and compromise, even just some of the time, isn't really lucky at all, is it? So thoughtfully and believably done, thank you. (Feels aside, I'm also v glad they've been able to work out some ways of managing these issues!)

This bit especially had me nodding in recognition:

"Privately Nell disagreed with this sweeping statement. It was very much dependent on the body type and natural style of the person. She suspected that Ge Kirren and Ted Grantley had rarely been able to get away with public shows of affection, or behaving in non conventional ways and in this she was correct."



Author's Response: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Fragments by jayj Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

This is a set of short fragments as part of the series 'Missing Scenes' - drabbles that fill in some of the gaps that EBD left.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Stewart, Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Romance, Slash
Series: Missing scenes
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 519 Read Count: 2177
[Report This] Published: 18 Jan 2012 Updated: 21 Jan 2012
Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 25 Sep 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Scent

I really really do love this one. <3

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: 38908
[Report This] Published: 28 Apr 2012 Updated: 18 Aug 2013
Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

This chapter made me laugh in more places than I can list. Really lovely. And I love Rosalie getting to be a bit of a war hero - I am a real fan of Rosalie who never seems to get the glory she deserves in the books!

Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

And so nice to see Grizel properly integrated with the rest of the staff - I love Grizel but she only seems to feature in the books when she's being a Problem - and I've always completely imagined her as being like this 'off stage', very much still one of the gang, especially at this point in the series. Yay Grizel.

Also yay Meg and Gren, who are definitely two of the best OCs I've read. I am loving this story!

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Date: 10 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

And yay for a more sympathetic presentation of poor maligned Gwladys - another quiet favourite of mine.

i am getting repetitive now...

Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 10 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25

Oh, God. Poor, poor Gren.

Summary: Sequel / Continuation of Kathy Ferrars joins a Social Network. Set in term directly after last one, so Excitements at the Chalet School. For Nell's Inbox readers, this is set a few years later than that, and there is only minor overlap, so if it is easier, think of them as different AUs.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Biddy O'Ryan, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Friendship, Humour, Slash
Series: FileSpace
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 14436 Read Count: 6645
[Report This] Published: 17 Oct 2012 Updated: 21 Sep 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 18 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - Energy suction.

*polite nudge*

Have just reread Excitements and it reminded me of this. Pleeeease more soon?

Summary:

What if Madge had never married Jem Russell, but had stayed on as Headmistress of the Chalet School. 


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 82 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 144772 Read Count: 66666
[Report This] Published: 10 Oct 2013 Updated: 13 Mar 2016
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 05 Apr 2016 Title: Chapter 82: Chapter 82

Just read this through from the beginning, and really enjoying it, thank you. Hope to see more soon!

Summary: Dr Kelly and the Chalet School. Meg Kelly returns home after the War but keeps in touch with her Chalet School friends.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: Dr Kelly and the Chalet School
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 28867 Read Count: 11784
[Report This] Published: 30 Oct 2013 Updated: 09 Apr 2017
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 06 Jun 2015 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

Yay! Lovely to have some more of this - thank you.

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 29 Jul 2015 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Oh, I especially enjoyed your letter from Grizel - poor Grizel - so obviously unhappy for such a long time and unable to (see how she might have the capacity to?) change it. Wouldn't it have been so good for her if she really had left and gone to Edinburgh as Dolly suggested.

Always a pleasure to see more of this story. :)



Author's Response: I always felt the Grizel was trapped by a mixture of loyalty to loylty and fear. Thanks for commenting!

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 06 Sep 2016 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Grrrr, poor Stella - looks like Meg has come back at just the right time

for her, at least. I do like that landlady!



Author's Response: I think the ladnlady spoke for us all, crm! Thanks for reviewing!

Summary: Set in 2014, a young visitor to the Platz stumbles upon the Chapels and the graveyard set up later.

By the nature of this drabble there's LOTS of main character death. Apologies for any errors on dates, I've tried to make up reasonable birthdays and ages wherever I could. Although set in present day, apart from a few references setting the scene and character, it actually covers events happening from just after the series ends, up until the present day.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Angst, Domestic, Family, Friendship
Series: Walking among headstones
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17545 Read Count: 16746
[Report This] Published: 06 Apr 2014 Updated: 18 Dec 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 19 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Start of Part Two - At the San 2014

Have just read all the way through - so sad, and also so very believable (with such a lot of very intriguing story fragments along the way!)

V interested to see how things will go with Lucy starting at the school. Thanks!

To Carve A New Crown by Finn Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 43]
Summary:

A Ruritanian romance without the romance! A royal relative of Elisaveta's turns up in the Tiern valley in disguise, working as a sculptress. On being invited to join the Chalet School staff and teach some art, she strikes up a friendship with Nell Wilson and, even after her royal background is revealed, continues to work with the girls and mistresses who have become her friends - until disaster forces her back to her country, and to the very burden of duty she has run to Austria to escape.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Elisaveta (Arnsonira) Helston, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Nell Wilson
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, War
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10351 Read Count: 3914
[Report This] Published: 01 Jul 2014 Updated: 11 Oct 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 01 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Argh, poor Sophia! And poor Elisaveta, too - not an easy position for her either. Hoping for more soon please.

A Christmas Blizzard by Elennare Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

A blizzard traps Hilda and Nell in the School at Christmas, disrupting all their plans.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Domestic, Romance, Seasonal, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9742 Read Count: 5718
[Report This] Published: 16 Jul 2014 Updated: 17 Oct 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6

It had its usual effect. Nell looked heavenwards as if asking for guidance, then met her eyes reluctantly. “A tree, Hilda. I ran into a tree.”


This made me smile - poor Nell! And then smiled again at Hilda surprising her with guilt and sympathy (of course!) instead of laughter. V much enjoying this - thank you.



Author's Response:

Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)

Summary: A sequel to Turning the Tables.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Friendship, Humour, Mystery
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 79412 Read Count: 17494
[Report This] Published: 27 Jul 2014 Updated: 01 Mar 2015
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 02 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - Light and Joy

“When I think of all those Sales where I had to glare at you across the table to behave; all those staff meetings when you’ve egged the others on; all those holidays when I’ve had to rescue you from your own foolhardiness…. Staid and sober, my eye, Miss Wilson!”


:D That bit in particular made me smile, and how very believable their amusing annoyance at Jem is. Thank you.



Author's Response: welcome to the mayhem, crm. I'm so pleased you're enjoying this and have taken the time to review it. I suspect that many women of the time must have been frustrated by the way men treated them as rather like children, unable to act sensibly and make decisions.

Reasons to Buy Shoes by Elennare Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

"There were, Kathie was quite sure, far worse reasons to buy shoes you couldn’t actually walk in than the fact someone you liked had offered to lend you an arm while you wore them."


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Romance, Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1516 Read Count: 616
[Report This] Published: 18 Sep 2014 Updated: 18 Sep 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 21 Sep 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very lovely!



Author's Response:

Thank you :)

A visit from Bruno by Beecharmer Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Inspired by a thread about pets on the bed on the CBB. Short and complete.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1047 Read Count: 725
[Report This] Published: 01 Oct 2014 Updated: 01 Oct 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 01 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Sniff, snuffle. Pad. Pad

Hahaha! Very nice.

A Cello's Tale by Elennare Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

A cello's release from storage to be a comfort to a grieving girl.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Jacynth Hardy, Nell Wilson
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 329 Read Count: 884
[Report This] Published: 21 Oct 2014 Updated: 21 Oct 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 25 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is lovely. Thank you.



Author's Response:

Thank you :)

Ophelia In Red by Finn Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 52]
Summary:

It is early spring, and Con Stewart has announced her intention to marry Jock MacKenzie. Hilda Annersley takes Nell Wilson off on holiday to the Dolomites to distract her mind, and while staying in a hotel in a small valley beside a lake, a sudden death throws them and the entire hotel into confusion. Can they unravel the mystery before it unravels them - and can they save their souls before it is too late?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Religion, Romance, Slash
Series: Adversarial Games
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9317 Read Count: 5258
[Report This] Published: 25 Oct 2014 Updated: 08 Dec 2014
Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 25 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Ooooh, this looks interesting. Thank you!



Author's Response:

And thank you for commenting!

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 29 Oct 2014 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Reading and enjoying - for the record. Loving Nell in this.

Reviewer: crm Signed
Date: 11 Nov 2014 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

"...and wondered why it was so hard to resist temptation when it was put in one’s way."

Heh. Yes, Hilda, I've often found myself wondering the same... But that's by-the-by. Please don't leave us on this cliff for too long!