Penname: cestina [Contact] Real name: gil
Member Since: 01 Jun 2011
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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: 101374
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Sep 2015
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 24 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

You are right Beecharmer - it's not far to the review box though the font is so tiny I can't see it.....

I'm very much enjoying this tale of adventure and look forward to the day ahead!

Oh look I see one can alter the font size :-)



Author's Response: OOh thank you !!! That was a nice surprise ! I appreciate the effort all the more knowing that you have found it awkward reviewing. Glad you are enjoying, it is fun thinking of daft things I can put these characters through !

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: 40848
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 15 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Summer Holidays and Letters

Oh I do love this world!   I can't wait to see what the wonderful Head comes up with......

Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 25 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

What a brilliant line this is: Monty stopped halfway down the corridor as his brain caught up with his eyes......

 

Thanks again Eilidh

 

PS Why couldn't I copy and paste the line I wonder?

Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 13 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Lollllllll

Can this really keep going from strength to strength like this?   It's completely wonderful.....

A Family Christmas by Eleanore Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary:

Nancy and Kathie spend a Christmas with the Wilmot family.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3702 Read Count: 9998
[Report This] Published: 23 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jan 2012
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 05 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Questions of privacy

Lovely, made me laugh a lot. Thank you



Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed it :)

The Wooden Cross by Mia Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The final days of Herr Marani
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: War
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5220 Read Count: 1011
[Report This] Published: 14 Jul 2011 Updated: 14 Jul 2011
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 16 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Deeply moving and very authentic.   It could so easily have happened like this.   I wept......

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: 15743
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Sep 2011
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Oh what a fabulous twist to the tale......I am enjoying this story anyway but this is great - thank you

Summary:

Over the years, sale items have accumulated in the many homes where Chalet girls reside. So what does happen to all the things? Here's one idea...


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Dick Bettany, Minor character(s), Neil Sheppard, Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2234 Read Count: 2222
[Report This] Published: 18 Aug 2011 Updated: 18 Aug 2011
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 21 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What a brilliant notion!  And beautifully executed.   I absolutely loved it, especially as no dolls houses were apparently destroyed in the making.   Thank you

Reactions (Completed) by Ruth Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary: Sometimes the good people don't win through. How would the Chalet School cope with a sudden shock ?
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Drama, Family, Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9518 Read Count: 10202
[Report This] Published: 30 Sep 2011 Updated: 27 Oct 2011
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 30 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 30/09/11

Oh my goodness....I was diverted at first by the miniature caravans but then I was swept up by the tension.....I hope we don't have to wait too long to find out who it is.   Thank you Ruth

Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 04 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4 04/10/11

Oh goodness I do hope it wasn't caused by Emerance.   Possibly untreated Kawasaki Syndrome when she was a child leading to heart damage?

 

How beautifully you have led up to this revelation Ruth. Thank you

A Chalet School Exchange by Fliss Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 79]
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: 28250
[Report This] Published: 03 Oct 2011 Updated: 29 Apr 2012
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 06 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Such a nicely paced story.   I'm much looking forward to further developments.   Excellent to see something of Madge.

Summary: Miss Marple encourages an acquaintance to send his daughter to the Chalet School. But does she have an ulterior motive?
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Gay Lambert, Grizel Cochrane, Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, Peggy Bettany, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Crossover, Humour, School Story
Series: Miss Marple, Lucy and The Chalet School
Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19104 Read Count: 27078
[Report This] Published: 04 Feb 2012 Updated: 21 Feb 2012
Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 15 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - An Inspector Calls

I'm thoroughly enjoying this!  Thank you



Author's Response: Thanks, Cestina, appreciate the review!!

Reviewer: cestina Signed
Date: 22 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18 - All Shall Be Well

Oh such fun!   Loved it all, thank you Lizzie



Author's Response: Thanks, cestina - so pleased you enjoyed it!