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Playing the game by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 68]
Summary:

Fifty years after leaving school, Con Maynard looks forward to Austria and Switzerland hosting the Euro 2008 football championships. 


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5921 Read Count: 2584
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 22 May 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Playing the game (complete)

Only just found this Alison and I loved it. Thank you.



Author's Response: Thanks!

Summary: What if Joey didn't marry Jack?
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, War
Series: Alternative Joey
Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 117027 Read Count: 60632
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2014
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 26 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Wonders where Beth Chester is, I do home she will appear as a friend for Daisy. 



Author's Response: I did think about Beth, but realised that of course Joey wouldn't personally know Beth Chester very well. She IS due for a cameo in next update though! It was nice to know that someone else thought of her too, I do like Beth :-)

Cecil by Myth Tree Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 100]
Summary:

Cecil is growing up and finding her place in the family. Something has happened at school that has upset her balance but what is it?


Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard
School Period: Future, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Family, School Story
Series: Cecilia Marya Maynard
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31621 Read Count: 30287
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 27 Mar 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 27 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 An Invitation

Now that really is a much better slant to the whole Len/Reg thing. Thanks Myth Tree



Author's Response:

Thanks for commenting- that's always how I saw he Len/Reg thing so it's always come as a shock that others don't!

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 02 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 First day back home

How well I remember the terror even as one who only ever went to day school. You describe it all very well Myth Tree. I do hope the morning goes well for Cecil.

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 04 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14 The First Day

What an evil bunch, Nancy will sort them out. Ta muchly as someone or other would say.

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Date: 06 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15 A lovely day

What a lovely day.

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 22 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 First day back home

I do hope you will carry on writing about Cecily at Glendower House. I have really enjoyed this. Thank you

Summary:

Joey comes to stay with Grizel for the weekend, with some amusing yet dire consequences.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Neil Sheppard
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: Adventures of Joey and Grizel
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3618 Read Count: 2495
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 16 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Friday Night

Incorrigible is the only word I can think of (but fun of course)

Summary:

After the ice carnival, Susie needs to re-establish the bounds of her relationship with Nell, and matters come to a head when Matron Wilson steps in. An eventful trip to Spartz and the ensuing row force Rafaela to take a long look at her behaviour, and Evelyn seemingly cannot escape her world of fear. On top of this, there is the small matter of the junior school thief to be considered. As the end of term approaches, will any of them be able to find a solution to their troubles?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Minor character(s), Nell Wilson, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Humour, Romance, School Story
Series: Tea and Militancy
Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 80679 Read Count: 119214
[Report This] Published: 23 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarhalf-star
Date: 18 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 25: Causing a scene

I am a little worried that Evelyn is being left with Matron, I do hope she won't make matters worse.

Summary:

When Madge and Joey's cousin, Isobel, arrives at the Chalet School, she hopes to study hard and still enjoy her one passion in life - music. However, her jolly time at school is marred by the dislike of one member of her form.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Beth Chester, Daisy Venables, Gwensi Howell, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52453 Read Count: 112387
[Report This] Published: 01 Jul 2011 Updated: 12 Feb 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 02 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Introductions and Surprises

Glad to see you are continuing though to be honest I won't be on here regularly like the CBB. I find it much too much faff here. Maybe once a fortnight now instead of several times a day. I will try and keep up with your stories though because I would really miss them.

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Date: 18 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Half Term! - Part IV

Agrees with Abbeybufo.....................................

Blessings and Disguises by Abi Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

When Nancy and Kathie decide they want to have a baby together, things don't go quite as planned.

This is also an alternative version of Ariel/ChubbyMonkey's "A Blessing in Disguise".


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Het, Humour, Slash
Series: Standalones
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4700 Read Count: 2984
[Report This] Published: 11 Jul 2011 Updated: 26 Jul 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 5: A Stranger

grins

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 26 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Happy Ending

You managed to get a pointy thing in , (stilletoe heel) well done Abi.

The Quadrant by Mia Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

With their parents dead in India and used to being passed from relative to relative, Rix and Jackie Bettany find themselves invited to stay with their father's old uncle at his old house on the coast.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Bride Bettany, Jackie Bettany, Minor character(s), Peggy Bettany, Rix Bettany
School Period: Armishire
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1616 Read Count: 6963
[Report This] Published: 15 Jul 2011 Updated: 16 Jul 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 26 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Is there any chance of nore please Mia.

Where is Felicity? by cal562301 Rated: General starstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Narnia crossover. Takes place some years after Lucy goes to the Chalet School
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Felicity Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 9837 Read Count: 23986
[Report This] Published: 19 Jul 2011 Updated: 20 Jul 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 20 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - A Surprise Encounter

Nice to see this back Carol, I do hope you manage to finish it this time, grinssssss

My Filthy Temper Again by JayB Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 75]
Summary:

What could (and perhaps should) have happened to Margot after the hockey practice in Challenge.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Margot Maynard, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4798 Read Count: 2818
[Report This] Published: 23 Jul 2011 Updated: 23 Jul 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 23 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I really enjoyed that JayB. If only Margot had been handled like that earlier she would have been a much nicer person.

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: 17165
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2011 Updated: 16 Sep 2011
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 02 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

More please as soon as possible. As with Cestina I have been caught up in your story but this twist was so unexpected.

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: 53359
[Report This] Published: 04 Feb 2012 Updated: 21 Feb 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - More Tea Vicar?

I am looking forward to seeing where you take this. Thank you



Author's Response: Thanks for the review!

Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 14 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - More Tea Vicar?

Cue for dramatic music there I think.

 

I am enjoying this immensely, thank you.



Author's Response: Thanks very much for the review. It's always good to know readers are enjoying the story!

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 20 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - More Tea Vicar?

You seem to have mastered the art of the cliffhanger. Starts to haul in the crashmats, trampolines and other safeguards normally used for Elf and Safety purposes.



Author's Response: Thank you! Hope there are plenty of elves.....

Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 21 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - More Tea Vicar?

Fantastic denoument, I am amazed at how well you managed to tie up all the loose ends. When is the next one coming?



Author's Response: I'm quite amazed they came together too as I just let the characters run riot for most of the time. Hopefully most of the loose ends have been picked up though. Am trying to work out whether to fill in some of the Allo Allo story next or send Miss Marple and Lucy off on another adventure - maybe the Chalet School on a trip to Glasgow and meeting Taggart....... Thanks for the reviews, greatly appreciated.

The Last by Lizziearrnet Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 37]
Summary:

A last and final missive from Elizabeth Arrnet to Betty Wynne-Davies.  Written very much in her own style, but not real attributed to any particular time period. It is part reality part fiction though the lines are very blurred... 


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Betty Wynne-Davies, Elizabeth Arnett, OC
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst
Series: Finale
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 15580 Read Count: 5249
[Report This] Published: 05 Feb 2012 Updated: 12 Feb 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 05 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - The beginning of the end

Thank you  Claire and Paul. It must have been very hard to post this but we all appreciate it very much.

Summary:

Bridget Jones has an assignment to write about grown women who still enjoy school stories - and finds out the importance of friendship. 


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Gottfried Mensch, Grizel Cochrane, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margia Stevens, Marie (von Eschenau) von und zu Wertheim, Nell Wilson
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2393 Read Count: 2296
[Report This] Published: 14 Feb 2012 Updated: 14 Feb 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 04 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Somehow missed this when you first posted it. Like the others I love it.

Summary:

The love of Adrian Mole's life is off to the Chalet School but how will she fit in how will Adrian cope.

 

I've never done a drabble before so this could be terrible. Please bear with me.  I've had to mess about with time lines a bit.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1774 Read Count: 4532
[Report This] Published: 19 Feb 2012 Updated: 20 Feb 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 19 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - She's going

Nice start Milly. I am looking forward to a lot more of this.

Unintentional by Eleanore Rated: General starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Joey finds out about Nancy's relationship with Kathie.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: Ephemeral
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 153 Read Count: 1997
[Report This] Published: 06 Mar 2012 Updated: 06 Mar 2012
Reviewer: janbrown Signed
Date: 06 Mar 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Unintentional

Joey does have an enquiring mind. You manage to say an awful lot in very few words Eleanore. Thanks



Author's Response:

Glad you enjoyed it. This one sort of said itself to me - I hung onto it for a while, in the hopes it would grow, but it seemed fairly convinced that it was complete, so I posted it :)