Penname: Gottfried [Contact] Real name: Gerry
Member Since: 09 Sep 2015
Membership status: Member
Bio:

Born 1955, went to boys' schools in NW England. Discovered Chalet School books in local library at age of about 11. Decided that these were a big improvement on most of what was intended for boys at that time, and read most of them by the age of about 13. Did a degree in German. Worked in the public sector until offered early retirement in 2012. (Had been waiting for someone to offer me this since about 1982). Following a trip to the Achensee in about 2006, decided to re-read The School at the Chalet, and suddently realised that it was the CS books which had started my interest in the German-speaking world. Have decided that, after writing a great deal for work for a long time, I might dip a toe in the water of writing fiction.


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Stories by Gottfried
A Sunday Walk by Gottfried Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary:

Joey, Marie and Simone set off to walk up to Die Rosen. However, things start to go badly awry.


Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Marie (von Eschenau) von und zu Wertheim, Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Horror/Thriller, Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1152 Read Count: 339
[Report This] Published: 24 Feb 2016 Updated: 24 Feb 2016
Something in the Post by Gottfried Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

An exchange of letters between Grizel Cochrane and the poet Philip Larkin, followinf his sending her a copy of the newly published, 'The Whitsun Weddings'.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2118 Read Count: 610
[Report This] Published: 28 Nov 2015 Updated: 28 Nov 2015
The London Train by Gottfried Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Grizel has an interesting chat on a train journey from Yorkshire to London


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2504 Read Count: 872
[Report This] Published: 10 Sep 2015 Updated: 10 Sep 2015