Penname: Pie-faced loon [Contact] Real name: Jo
Member Since: 11 Mar 2018
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Summary:

The prefects plan a Derbyshire themed sale featuring Bruno as a sheep and a peach.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Felicity Maynard, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4687 Read Count: 3460
[Report This] Published: 16 Jun 2011 Updated: 17 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 22 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

"Rampage"?  Is that a Terry Pratchett pun?

Sweet Mary-Lou by Nightwing Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Mary-Lou has to deal with some unwanted attention.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney, Vi Lucy
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 2060
[Report This] Published: 16 Jun 2011 Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 23 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Sweet Mary-Lou

Frankly, hilarious!  And I've always liked that song.

Summary:

The Doctor returns to the Chalet School - and not a moment too soon. Something is going horribly wrong.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane, Hilda Annersley, Jack Lambert, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Minor character(s), Nell Wilson
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Crossover, Humour, Scifi/Fantasy
Series: Hilda and the Doctor
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20208 Read Count: 27362
[Report This] Published: 17 Jun 2011 Updated: 18 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 16 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 24: The Parting of the Ways

Could you do one where Hilda and Nell are the companions?  That'd be brilliant!

Margot's Resolutions by Abi Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Margot's New Year's Resolutions through the years.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Margot Maynard
School Period: Guernsey, St Briavel's, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1000 Read Count: 1497
[Report This] Published: 19 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01 Jun 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Margot's Resolutions

Outstanding!

The Christmas Mailbag by Nightwing Rated: General [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

The lead-up to Christmas is letter-writing time for the Maynard family.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Len Maynard, Phil Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2044 Read Count: 1842
[Report This] Published: 20 Jun 2011 Updated: 20 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 12 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: The Christmas Mailbag

Erica's letter was great!

Rosalie's Days Off by cal562301 Rated: General [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Rosalie Dene makes new friends away from the Chalet School.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14350 Read Count: 13350
[Report This] Published: 26 Jun 2011 Updated: 26 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 03 Apr 2018 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 17

Ooooh, I like the idea of Rosalie beating Joey at her own game!

The Long Day Closes by abbeybufo Rated: General starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Mary-Lou looks at her life, so far ...
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Angst
Series: The Sunset Years
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 443 Read Count: 1852
[Report This] Published: 02 Jul 2011 Updated: 02 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 21 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: The Long Day Closes

I know how she feels.

But, after all, she was Head Girl when that particular incident with the Trips happened, and therefore she was not so much butting in there as filling her role.  Joey took Joyce Linton to task in something of the same manner.

I'd bet Kathie would reply, and I'd like to see that exchange of letters.



Author's Response: Thanks - this was written a long time ago - I don't know if I could carve out enough time these days to carry the idea on but I'll think about it.

Summary: I had a sudden moment of wondering what might have happened if Jo Maynard's family had been all boys, rather than mixed, as EBD has it. The consequences of this idea are set out here. The timescale fluctuates between a 'now' of approximately the time of Adrienne and earlier periods including the time of the triplets' birth, but mainly concentrating on the Armishire period.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Nell Wilson, OC, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: Jo's Boys
Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 40252 Read Count: 35884
[Report This] Published: 02 Jul 2011 Updated: 02 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 08 Apr 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Setting the scene

Nice stuff.  Hilda and Nell are lovely together, and Rosalie was always one of my favourite characters.

Summary:

AU. After the accident, Mary Lou's school mates have to find ways of getting along without her.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Emerence Hope, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Verity-Ann Carey, Vi Lucy
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Friendship, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23809 Read Count: 14795
[Report This] Published: 04 Jul 2011 Updated: 04 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 19 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This broke my heart.  Thanks.

Bagging a Doctor by Elle Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

How Chalet School Mistresses qualify to marry the doctor of their dreams.

 

 

This is another of my early drabbles, what amuses me about it is that all the characters are named after students I used to teach - although I have mixed and matched first and surnames, but I can picture the kids as I read it.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Biddy O'Ryan, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Nell Wilson, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7387 Read Count: 9692
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 01 Jun 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good on Rosalie!  That poxy dog!  I would have failed the test, because I would have shot Bruno.  And this is quite frankly hilarious, especially the doctors armed with bedpans.

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: 5389
[Report This] Published: 05 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 28 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This still has me in stitches and it must be at least the fourth time I have read it!

Summary: Inspired by the Nancy and Kathy baby drabbles. Another way it could have happened.
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: None
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, Slash
Series: Misc Drabbles
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1912 Read Count: 1269
[Report This] Published: 21 Jul 2011 Updated: 21 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 07 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Kind of them to acknowledge Nell in that way...

Three Remarkable Women by JayB Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

As they approach a special occasion, the triplets look back over their lives and careers.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Religion
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6769 Read Count: 1839
[Report This] Published: 23 Jul 2011 Updated: 23 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 11 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Outstanding.

Paradise Lost by Lisa Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

A new mistress struggles to understand an unhappy pupil. Mature themes.


Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8899 Read Count: 4748
[Report This] Published: 11 Aug 2011 Updated: 11 Aug 2011
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Date: 28 May 2018 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Heartbreaking.

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: 15756
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 23 May 2018 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

"...the dog, trained to instant obedience ran back to his mistress..."

That dog would be hell to live with.  He was always chucking himself at strangers and licking their faces.

This is very interesting otherwise.

Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 23 May 2018 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Good on Hilda!  Now, will the Maynards take any notice?

Summary:

This is a very silly, brief spin off from 'Dancer' that follows on from chapter 4, although it can certainly be read as a stand alone.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Matron Lloyd
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 885 Read Count: 650
[Report This] Published: 16 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 26 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Sounds like a nightmare!

Summary:

Nancy and Kathie test drive their new car.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Sharlie Andrews
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: Interludes: Nancy and Kathie
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1373 Read Count: 1721
[Report This] Published: 21 Aug 2011 Updated: 21 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 16 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Let our plot go forward

I think the brownie must have induced this stroke of brilliance!

Summary:

Thekla von Stift, expelled from the School, takes matters into her own hands. But it is not her who is a threat to the Chalet School.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: None
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 11755 Read Count: 15022
[Report This] Published: 01 Jan 2012 Updated: 16 Apr 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 17 May 2018 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 - Unease for All

Good old Bill!

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Date: 17 May 2018 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - A Story

Good old Frieda!

Faithful Friend by Squirrel Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Two dogs, two completely different personalities.  Or was it really that simple?


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Juliet Carrick, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3247 Read Count: 1534
[Report This] Published: 03 Jan 2012 Updated: 03 Jan 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 25 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Faithful Friend

Makes such a lot of sense.  I never liked Bruno, he was such a problem, but this would explain why.  Poor Joey.

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: 8205
[Report This] Published: 22 Feb 2012 Updated: 11 Mar 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 27 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 - Investigations Begin

"Miss Annersley, still deeply traumatised from the visit to the chip shop, was glad that she didn’t have to find a new guest house late in the evening."

Brilliant!

Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 27 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Rescuers

‘That is completely ridiculous,’ Miss Annersley told him. ‘I demand to speak to Superintendent Biscuit right now.’

I hd just taken a mouthful of tea and nearly spat it all over the laptop.  You should declre this drabble a choking hazard!



Author's Response: Sorry, hadnít thought about that! Thanks for the review and Iím glad you are enjoying the story!

Golf by jayj Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Jem's built a golf course up above the Sonnalpe - but who gets to play on it?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jem Russell, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 459 Read Count: 1409
[Report This] Published: 29 Feb 2012 Updated: 29 Feb 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 05 Apr 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Golf

Jem is just so patriarchy!

Sisters by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 2]
Summary: A family reunion.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Juliet Carrick, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 499 Read Count: 1334
[Report This] Published: 25 Mar 2012 Updated: 25 Mar 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 18 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Sisters

Beautiful.