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Inevitable (Complete) by Beecharmer Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary: She knew it was inevitable, once he started ...
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Robin Humphries
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1029 Read Count: 1709
[Report This] Published: 01 Dec 2012 Updated: 01 Dec 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 15 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Inevitable

"she had been born in a time when her parent's generation had been trying to forget the war" - not the Triplets, then!  I'm going for Felicity.

Sister Suffragette by Beecharmer Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: Con Stewart has an unexpected turn to her history lesson
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Stewart
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1323 Read Count: 1535
[Report This] Published: 26 Dec 2012 Updated: 26 Dec 2012
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 15 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Interesting that Con did not use the example of the Staff as independent single women who had no other way of having a political voice.  Perhaps, in her shock, it did not occur to her.

This is slightly amusing:

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/s/saki/clovis/chapter7.html

 

Summary: Mary Lou, after her mother died and Verity was married, trying to find herself, and coming to terms with things in her past. May only be one chapter or may add to it as more ideas come.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2494 Read Count: 1504
[Report This] Published: 20 May 2013 Updated: 20 May 2013
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 12 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: A day in London

Ths is very good.  I never feel that Mary-Lou gets a fair deal and she did mean well.  EBD expected too much of her, in my opinion.

Mary-Lou must die! by exile Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

CS/ Thursday Next crossover (only no Thursday Next because she's too young). The Chalet School books are losing popularity and something must be done to save them.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1598 Read Count: 1528
[Report This] Published: 28 Jul 2013 Updated: 28 Jul 2013
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 21 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

"I'm afraid she is arguing with Nancy" said Miss Wilson, who was never Bill when The Great Aunt was around.

This is a brilliant line.

A Chance Encounter by Fiona Mc Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Margia bumps into an old friend behind the Iron Curtain


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Margia Stevens
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 747 Read Count: 2655
[Report This] Published: 20 Oct 2013 Updated: 20 Oct 2013
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Date: 12 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Beautiful.

Summary:

An alternate ending to "Misinformation" inspired by comments from the lovely folk at Lime Green Musings, who were worried after reading chapter 10. Just a bit of silliness really, but hopefully amusing! Features surprise crossover guest.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Humour, Slash
Series: Misinformation
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 641 Read Count: 1362
[Report This] Published: 06 Dec 2013 Updated: 06 Dec 2013
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 02 Apr 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I think it is better to turn a paperweight into a mouse than to turn a mouse into a paperweight.

And I can believe that Nell was at Hogwarts, and possibly a close friend of Minerva McGonagall, and I wish that I knew how to tidy my room with magic...

Summary: When Alistair MacDonald is posted in the Tyrol, his wife, Mollie, is happy to be back. She wants to find her brother, with whom she lost contact decades ago. After all, he'll be lonely having lived alone for so long with only a maid for company. Little does she know, there's a suprise in store for her...
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Bride Bettany, Cecil Maynard, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, David Russell, Dick Bettany, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jackie Bettany, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s), Mollie (Carew) Bettany, Peggy Bettany, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Rix Bettany, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard, Sybil Russell
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4977 Read Count: 7448
[Report This] Published: 30 Dec 2013 Updated: 14 Mar 2014
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Date: 20 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 6: The Snow

"They had never had snow like this in New Zealand" - where do they live?  Probably not in the South Island, where we have the Sourthern Alps!

The Standard Letter by Eleanore Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Set during The CS Does It Again, certain parents receive a letter from the School.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1668 Read Count: 3546
[Report This] Published: 01 Feb 2014 Updated: 08 Feb 2014
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Date: 13 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: The letter

Simply brilliant.  Love the Hope's accountant's sensible take on th situation!  Wonder what he said when Emerence set fire to the summerhouse...

Summary: Think it makes more sense for me to add drabbles done for the LGM Day Girls challenges here instead of making new stories all the time. Starting Feb 2014 with the topic of Forgetfulness
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: None
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: Short Stories on a Theme (Open Series)
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3320 Read Count: 3547
[Report This] Published: 08 Feb 2014 Updated: 05 Apr 2015
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Date: 24 May 2018 Title: Chapter 2: March 2014 - It was the men who played Clock Golf

So, Miss Wilson was a threat...ha!  I bet she knew it and did it on purpose to heat up the competition!

Nice work on all three of these.

The Learning Process by Eleanore Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Following her tour of inspection of European schools in Challenge, Hilda brings back a new idea to implement amongst the staff.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Kathie Ferrars, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Sharlie Andrews
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2352 Read Count: 2185
[Report This] Published: 08 Feb 2014 Updated: 24 Feb 2014
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Date: 19 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Hilda's Idea

I'd really love it if you could finish this....

Summary:

The Chalet School does its best to cope with a rather unusual new pupil...from Baghdad!


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: None
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2755 Read Count: 3302
[Report This] Published: 20 Feb 2014 Updated: 14 Apr 2014
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 23 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is really interesting.  Is there any more?

A CS Herring Song by Finn Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Herring songs are nonsense songs which take the parts of a herring and make up a silly rhyme about each. I am a bit drunk so decided to write one for the CS :D

The aber all aan, aber all in bits are just nonsense along the lines of fol-de-rol etc. 

This one is to the tune of Eliza Carthy's herring song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMvPzkAgXQ&feature=kp


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: None
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 793 Read Count: 1335
[Report This] Published: 03 Mar 2014 Updated: 03 Mar 2014
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 01 Jun 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Nice selection of things, there!

Cat's Cradle by Nightwing Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Ailie appeals for help when crime strikes the Chalet School. A short crossover.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Minor character(s)
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 518 Read Count: 996
[Report This] Published: 28 Mar 2014 Updated: 28 Mar 2014
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Date: 01 Jun 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Cat's Cradle

I do not wish to be dismissive...but you could have fleshed this out and made it much longer!  Come on!  There's a lot of potential here, ma chere, how you say it?  Wing of the night?

So what happens now? by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: LGM short story - VE Day
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 841 Read Count: 1040
[Report This] Published: 08 May 2014 Updated: 08 May 2014
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 17 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Brilliant.



Author's Response: Thanks!

Vignette by Finn Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Simone thinks about the future


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 416 Read Count: 1217
[Report This] Published: 09 May 2014 Updated: 09 May 2014
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 30 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Well, that was partly the problem.  I don't know if the French are more emotional than other nationalities or if that is just another stereotype (which seems likely) but it was an "English" school and one should scorn tears.  (As well as honourably being silent under bullying, etc.)  Simone did perhaps cry too much (stereotyping?), but I bet I would have too!  And Grizel never made things easier for her, or anyone else.  But Simone did toughen up and become a strong woman and not a spineless jellyfish.

Mademoiselle would have been so proud.

Horse and Carriage? by Elennare Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

 “Rosalie, why is it you’ve never married?” (Jo Maynard, A Chalet School Reunion, Elinor Brent-Dyer).
Rosalie Dene and Peggy Burnett discuss marriage.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Minor character(s), Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1339 Read Count: 1743
[Report This] Published: 24 Jul 2014 Updated: 24 Jul 2014
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Date: 27 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Seems quite believeable to me, though if Matey catches Peggy sitting on the bed, there's going to be trouble!  Nice to see the cousins together.  I'm sure when Mary was there before Peggy came they would have spent time together as well.

Summary: This was a combined effort by a dozen or so of us on CBB, posting as 'Round Robin' to conceal our identities, during December 2014, with a 'reveal' on New Year's Day 2015. It is a series of Christmas letters written by various characters over the course of the Chalet Series, I am not yet sure whether the original authors will come and post them here themselves, or whether I will be doing them all with a note as to whose they were, but as I did the first one, I am starting it off now, and will either post or organise the posting of the other 23 letters. I'm adding in the others who are registered here as co-authors anyway.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Anna Pfeiffen, Frieda (Mensch) von Ahlen, Grizel Cochrane, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Juliet Carrick, Karen, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Margot Venables, Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, Nina Rutherford, Rosalie Dene, Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac, Therese Le Pattre, Tom Gay
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey, St Briavel's, Switzerland, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Seasonal
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14240 Read Count: 21158
[Report This] Published: 02 Jan 2015 Updated: 25 Jan 2015
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 26 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Letter from Elise La Pattre

My favourites were the one from young Nell Wilson and the second of Joey's letters, which sounded far more sane than the other!

Homecoming by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: I do not believe it! I am actually writing a Kathie and Nancy story!

Kathie visits Nancy's family.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 472 Read Count: 1096
[Report This] Published: 10 Sep 2015 Updated: 10 Sep 2015
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 21 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

This is the right person to be Nancy's sister.  Thanks.

Rings by Rietta Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Flight Commander Edgar Mordaunt pays his first visit to his long-lost cousin, and uncovers her worst-kept secret.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Minor character(s), Nell Wilson
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Romance
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1331 Read Count: 1610
[Report This] Published: 25 Sep 2015 Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 23 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

“Oh, a good twelve years now. We made a proper ceremony of it back in Tirol in ’36, in the eyes of God if not the law.”

 

It'd be interesting to know which book it was set in.

The Interview by Rietta Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Hilda Annersley is interviewed for a job at the Chalet School.

(Prequel to A Few First Impressions.)


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2498 Read Count: 1370
[Report This] Published: 05 Oct 2015 Updated: 05 Oct 2015
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 19 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good stuff.

Reunited by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Madge, Dick and Joey are reunited - set during Head Girl.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Dick Bettany, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Mollie (Carew) Bettany, Robin Humphries
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5588 Read Count: 1397
[Report This] Published: 23 Oct 2015 Updated: 23 Oct 2015
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 18 Mar 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely.

Advent Drabbles 2015 - day 5 by JS1 Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Poirot and Hastings at the Chalet School - set after New


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Con Stewart, Hilda Annersley, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Nell Wilson
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: Advent Drabbles 2015
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3899 Read Count: 948
[Report This] Published: 16 Jan 2016 Updated: 16 Jan 2016
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Date: 29 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

The thought of the flamboyant Countess Vera Rossakoff masquarading as Miss Browne is so stunning that it is a piece of sheer brilliance.

And the description of Matron is so amazingly on the spot...can you do a sequel based in Wales or something?  Perhaps the well incident was an attempt on Peggy Burnett's life as she knew too much...

The Best Head Girl by Terry Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

A conversation between Madge and Ailie.

 

 


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2794 Read Count: 6126
[Report This] Published: 21 Sep 2016 Updated: 18 Oct 2016
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Date: 30 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Yes, this is very good.  I think Joey's reputation as a butter-in came after she left school, perhaps long after.  And she did do it far too much.  And she should never have lived beside the school.  Three miles away was a good distance, like at Plas Howell and Plas Gwyn.  Glad Hilda and Nell put their collective feet down and stopped it.

Wasn't Sybil a prefect about the time Elinor Pennell was Head Girl?  Anyway, I never saw Sybil as Head Girl, but Peggy, though she did a good job, surprised me.

Joey never did seem to grow up.  EBD always described people she liked as looking ten years younger than they were, when they got to adult stage, and this is probably why she had eleven children.  She seemed to have no foresight.  How did she manage to have enough time with her children, and how on earth did Anna and Rosli manage with all that cooking, cleaning, mending, laundry, and so on?

Summary: Various residents of the Gornetz Platz have things they want to ask Father Christmas for.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Anna Pfeiffen, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Matron Lloyd, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Seasonal
Series: Advent Drabbles 2016
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 452 Read Count: 1167
[Report This] Published: 05 Feb 2017 Updated: 05 Feb 2017
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 13 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good old Rosalie!



Author's Response: :-)

Australia Day by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Sybil confides in Emerence after most of her family choose not to attend her wedding.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Emerence Hope, Sybil Russell
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4044 Read Count: 1399
[Report This] Published: 10 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017
Reviewer: Pie-faced loon Signed
Date: 13 May 2018 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A) - you've done it again.

B) - wow, Emmy has really grown up!



Author's Response: Thanks :-).