|Reviews for Baltic Adventure|
| Heliopause chapter 35 . 12/21/2013
The hedgehog! :D Three million cheers!
Oh... I've just got to the author's note. :) Lovely, re the hedgehog in real life.
and here we are at the end of the story! Thank you for such a long, well-structured, character-filled, PLOTTY story! And thanks also for the info about the Hitlerian Youth Patrol, and (more cheerfully) for the lovely evocations of place throughout!
| Heliopause chapter 34 . 12/21/2013
A wedding! So it's next year already. :)
Coffin! Well, that was unexpected!
(I liked Peggy's mildly risque remark about buttons! :) )
Goodness! Two death references in a wedding chapter! I guess that'll teach Williams not to dance with the wrong girl!
Good heavens. Is that another death reference?
Oh, I do like the church being real! - though I'm concerned about the mice in the next downpour. :)
| Heliopause chapter 33 . 12/19/2013
I had been thinking that everyone seemed to have lost track of the time (ie for a-full-term-plus-a-few weeks baby), especially since Nancy was home at Beckfoot in April (which can't have been terribly long before David was born), and not visibly bulgy.
| Heliopause chapter 32 . 12/19/2013
Once again, I really enjoyed the sense of place (and time!) here, as well as the character interaction.
| Heliopause chapter 31 . 12/18/2013
I really liked the great sense of place you had with the sand dunes and the lagoon, the vegetation,and difficulties of travelling over sand ("slip-slid" - yes, exactly!). And the info about the Patrol Force was fascinating - thank you!.
| Heliopause chapter 30 . 12/18/2013
I liked the part about the deck chair! And sad, but all too likely about the rumour and the school.
| Heliopause chapter 29 . 12/17/2013
Loved 'the gentle sound of rain on trees in full leaf'. We're still liking older Roger very much - so like book-Roger, but mature! (ish! still visibly young at times! :) )
| Heliopause chapter 28 . 12/17/2013
"Susan was herself again." :) A lovely exchange, so characteristic of them both.
| Heliopause chapter 27 . 12/16/2013
Very calm chapter, a chance for the crew of the Goblin to catch their breath. I think Roger is really coming out well - very on-the-spot. :)
| Heliopause chapter 26 . 12/16/2013
I liked Nancy actually having weight! :) (Hooray for realism!) And the hedgehog was lovely - especially, in the circumstances, John's concern that it might be lonely without a mate - lovely understated touch. :)
| Heliopause chapter 25 . 12/15/2013
I didn't know that, about old fruit trees - thank you! :D I love it when stories have little extra treats tucked in, like that. But meanwhile, after the hints about the shell-shocked Duke's son, I'm now racking my brain for an identity for a knickerbocker-wearing birdwatcher! Hhhhmmm... most intriguing! :)
| Heliopause chapter 23 . 12/14/2013
"...since I had to take Nancy and Peggy away from school." Am I missing something in a previous story? This sounds like a sudden drop in fortune, and inability to pay school fees. Was it?
Ah... a second Sayers ref! Great Aunt Maria with Peter Wimsey would be a fun scene. (Though maybe I like her more than you do? She's so much like Nancy,at the end of The Picts and The Martyrs.)
A sad time for Mrs Blackett, with the might-have-been grandchild that Bob will never see or share with her. :( Poor restless Nancy,too,wandering the house and opening cupboard doors at random.
| Heliopause chapter 22 . 12/14/2013
I enjoy Dick's very straight-thinking brain. His sharp bird-watching observation habits are showing too!
| Heliopause chapter 21 . 12/13/2013
I knew it! :D Cheers for Dorothea! And the Ship's Children are showing up rather well, too. :)
I like the sense that almost anything could happen at this point.
| Heliopause chapter 20 . 12/13/2013
! I'm trusting Dorothea! (I do hope I'm right.)
And that was very subtle, about the elephants! It wasn't until I got to the author's notes, and thought,"what on earth...?" and then read back, that I realised. :)