Penname: Elle [Contact] Real name: Elle
Member Since: 31 May 2011
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Deus ex Machina by Mia Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
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: 3480
[Report This] Published: 30 May 2011 Updated: 21 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 09 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Any more of this going to appear soon?

Summary: They had had such an easy war, compared to many.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: Guernsey
School Name: None
Genre: Drama, War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 672 Read Count: 1857
[Report This] Published: 30 May 2011 Updated: 30 May 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Through a Thin Mist Over the Sea

I enjoyed this Mia, thanks.

Horrible Imaginings by Abi Rated: General starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 35]
Summary:

Mary-Lou, who could also be known as Macbeth, rises swiftly to power as Head Girl.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Jo Scott, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Nell Wilson, Verity-Ann Carey, Vi Lucy
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Drama, Humour
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18688 Read Count: 20550
[Report This] Published: 30 May 2011 Updated: 11 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 02 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Act I Scene I

I like this!  I saw the play last year at the Globe, and I like the way you are re-working it.

Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 06 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Act V Scene I

Abi, this is inspired!

As Time Goes By by Liss Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Five times nobody had sex at the Chalet School... and one time they did!


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Lambert, Jack Maynard, Jane Carew, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Nancy Wilmot, Reg Entwistle, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire, Future, Switzerland, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Romance
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1267 Read Count: 2486
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2011 Updated: 31 May 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 02 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Very, very funny.  Thanks Liss.

Fire and ice by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

One Tyrolean winter, Jem Russell and Andreas Monier both find the women of their dreams.  Main characters - Jem Russell, Andreas Monier, Madge Bettany, Marie Pfeifen.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jem Russell, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: (I'm working on a title for the series!)
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9303 Read Count: 2309
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2011 Updated: 31 May 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 10 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Fire and ice (complete)

Awww, sweet!  Love the reference to Jem's childlike excitement, and the fact that he thinks he is an expert in everything.



Author's Response:

Thanks :-)

Bonfire of the vanities by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Len and Sybil look back on their schooldays.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Len Maynard, Sybil Russell
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5070 Read Count: 2387
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Bonfire of the vanities (complete)

I remember enjoying this on the CBB, an glad I have found it again.



Author's Response:

Thanks.  It'll be Bonfire Night again before we know it!

Summary:

Drabble challenge - rewrite the tobogganing accident scene in the style of another author!


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Emerence Hope, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 305 Read Count: 1278
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Senselessness and Insensibility (complete)

I love the final line!



Author's Response:

Thanks!

Out of Fashion by Liss Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

Jo comes to some unpleasant realisastions about her career as a writer.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 995 Read Count: 1559
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Out of Fashion

I'm glad Jo took the rejection so well.

Bonfire toffee by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

A prank is played on Joey and Mary-Lou at the Chalet School's Bonfire Night party. 


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6585 Read Count: 1870
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Bonfire toffee

Love it!

Summary:

The Maynard boys at school in Stephen's year as Head Boy.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Friendship, Romance, School Story
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 67971 Read Count: 26387
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 07 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - June

Excellent, I am really enjoying this series.

My mother's people by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Robin travels to Poland, in the late 1990s, to meet some of her Polish relations.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Robin Humphries
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1118 Read Count: 1661
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: My mother's people (complete)

I, too, think some more of this would be great!



Author's Response:

Brain is blank at the moment!  I might get back to it one day: I always thought it was a shame that Robin's Polish heritage was forgotten about.

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: 1375
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I remember this from the challenge, it is brilliant!

Summary:

Alcohol loosens a few tongues at a Chalet School staff Christmas party.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1289 Read Count: 1377
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The staff Christmas party (complete)

Love it!

Keeping the Sonnalpe Safe by Liss Rated: General [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Joey has her duties; Jack her his. [Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover]


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Adventure, Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 645 Read Count: 1036
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Keeping the Sonnalpe Safe

I wish you would write some more of this! 

The Guide by Pingaware Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Various entries on the infamous Chalet School in that most respectable and interesting of reference books, The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Originally started on the CBB 02/01/10.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Matron Lloyd
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Crossover, Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1958 Read Count: 3904
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 11 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Entry 2: The CS Infection on Earth

Chapter 2 of this always makes me smile!



Author's Response:

Well naturally Elle. It's your own little contribution to this crazy world.

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: 5788
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 24 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 04 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Henry's Generosity

I like this, thanks. 

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: 1216
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 07 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Ha!  Brilliant!

Mad Medusa by chattie Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

The story of what two (unidentified) Old Girls did during World War Two


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1215 Read Count: 3634
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 07 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 11 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Complete short story

Wasn't expecting that, the title gives nothing away.  Very good.

Changing Directions by Eilidh Rated: General [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Helena escapes from her family and the Platz to begin a new life.  Covers the same time period as 'You can't Choose your Family'.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Len Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, Romance
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26145 Read Count: 13724
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 08 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 16 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The Escape

I also really enjoyed this, both on the CBB and here.

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: 36417
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 29 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Summer Holidays and Letters

Brilliant to see this back :)

Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 22 Dec 2014 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Update? Please? It has been years!

Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 25 Mar 2016 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Summer Holidays and Letters

I really enjoy reading this over and over again! If only there was not such a cliff for us all to be hanging from!

Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 12 Aug 2016 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Re-reading this and I find myself wanting to know more about "the Pebble situation".

 

Wouldbl6ove this to be updated.

Stacie at Shrewsbury by Ela Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
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: 14969
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 08 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Elle Signed
Date: 05 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I would also like you to write more as this inspired me to read DLS.