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Author has written 34 stories for Swallows and Amazons series, Peter Wimsey, Horatio Hornblower, and Marlows.

Just to make something absolutely clear, even though it shouldn't need saying. The main characters in most of my stories are Arthur Ransome's. I have invented some characters to interact with them. These extra characters are mine. I wrote these stories. I choose to publish them here and on AO3. If I was still 8 and you came round to my house to play, I would ask if you would like to play Swallows and Amazons, and we could have a jolly good time playing. Sharing these stories with you here is like that, and is an expression of appreciation and respect for Arthur Ransome and other authors works and characters that I might play with for time to time and well as, of course for fun and to be friends and allies.

Stealing my work and posting it to sites that ask for credit card details is pretty beastly behaviour. I hereby tip ebooks tree the black spot for doing so. They are worse than people who burgle houseboats and take away manuscripts in trunks.

Seriously - please don't let them scam you. Please don't give them your credit card details. Please also check they haven't taken any of your published work.

If you should happen to want to read my stories in the order in which they happen to the characters, rather than the order in which I wrote them, this list may help you:

The rest of the holidays. (set just after the end of Swallowdale)

Molesworth and Walker 2 (set during the term after Swallowdale

Just after christmas (set after Secret Water)

A provincial lady visits the lake ( Set after Picts and Martyrs and written in a rather different style)

On Wild Cat (Set during A provincial lady visits the lake)

Inevitable (post the Picts and the Martyrs, pre- Missee Lee)

The Twelth Port (post the Picts and the Martyrs, pre- Missee Lee, the day after Inevitable)

Anchor watch (set during Great Northern)

Climbing a Hill by Calluna Felix fits in here. "Calluna Felix" is Fergus Mason and myself.

A short adventure is set the summer after Great Northern?. Possibly the "the Saint" as written by Leslie Charteris appears and disappears, or it wasn't him after all.

Evening dress (a cross-over) (set in September 1937)

Baltic adventure (from Easter 1938 to the end of August 1939)

Fishing by Calluna Felix fits in here.

Letters and Amazons (set between summer 1938 and August 1939)

September (set September 1939)

The war and Titty Walker (starts in summer 1938 and continues until spring/early summer 1940)

Gerry Wimsey falls in love (cross -over) (Summer/ autumn 1940)

St. Elisabeth of Hungary (Summer 1944 and March 1945)

First place (takes place between the first and second chapters of St. Elisabeth of Hungary) (September 1944)

Pieces starts at the end of the war (1945) and continues until 1949. It is far more "episodic" (errrm - badly structured). Things happen one after another. Various characters, but mostly Dorothea, restart "normal life" after the war. The story contains Wimsey characters, but isn't really wimsey-centric enough to justify posting it as a crossover. Also contains characters from the Marlows series by Antonia Forest. They are pretty much explained as they appear, so please don't let that put you off.

Vale Pater is a short story set just after the end of Pieces, involving Gerald, Duke of Denver and the late Lord St George.

October at Beckfoot - set during October 1949

Roger and the Marlows -is a cross over which starts in summer 1950, between hay making and harvest, and continues into 1951. It's about Roger Walker and Rowan Marlow, mainly, although pretty nearly all the "regular casts" of both series get at least a mention, or a cameo.

Library - is probably set after Roger and the Marlows, or it could be set during it. I'm fairly sure it's set before Ravens on Everest though.

Dead Pile - is M rated, for grimness. No sex, no violence (except the whole of WW2, off stage), no detailed descriptions. It covers events from the Dunkirk evacuations to 1945 from the perspective of one of the Coot club.

You might enjoy " A plan" more if you read it after Baltic adventure but it is set in 1915/1916.

Ravens on Everest. (set summer half term, 1954)

People who are familiar only with Arthur Ransome's work or only with that of Dorothy L. Sayers don't seem to have any difficult with other fandom's characters in the cross-overs. (Or else they're too kind to mention it.)

I have tried to keep continuity between the various stories, although sometimes I have used the Swallows and Amazons = 1929 dates and sometimes I have used the Swallowdale = 1931 dates. Mostly I used Swallows and Amazons = 1929, especially in the stories from Evening Dress onwards.

The cover for "The war and Titty Walker" is Sir Philip Sidney's poem that begins "My true love hath my heart". It is a little hard to recognise in the Nancy Blackett semaphore font by Roland Harris which I found on the allthingsransome website.

The other title photographs are either taken by myself or courtesy of and taken variously by "Micromoth","mindicator" "rkirkbycom" "jana_koll" and "krappweis".

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To the Least of These by therck reviews
Almost everyone forgot about the guinea pig.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 838 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/14/2014 - Complete
The Grey Wolves by Fergus Mason reviews
As night falls in the Atlantic a U-Boat hunts a convoy. A young frigate captain waits for a torpedo from the darkness. A Wren officer dreads a sinking report.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,615 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/15/2014 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Complete
A Few Notes on Medieval Life by Gaia caecilia reviews
A hopefully helpful little piece covering the basics of medieval life which people may not know but would find useful for any story involving the medieval world. Written by a medieval period re-enactor focussing on important points, especially the mistakes i most commonly see. Will happily take requests for more info. So far primarily covers clothing/armour/weapons.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,577 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/14/2013
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Monster reviews
Nancy has a plan to help their friends and neighbours Set about 1926.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,164 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/25
Why there is no Beckfoot cat and how the Amazons became Ruthless reviews
A little pre-series story. One mild swear word and minor injuries.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,725 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/16 - Complete
Peggy and Jim reviews
Set in London in 1939. Originally part of a story that isn't now going to be finished. Just a small scene, not important to anyone except Peggy Blackett and Jim Brading themselves.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,663 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21
Manx holiday reviews
It is the summer after the events of "Great Northern?" John is "being properly naval" but the rest of the Swallows, and the Callums, are at the Lake, Mac has offered to lend Seabear to a reluctant Capt. Flint and once again Nancy finds herself promising that there will be no adventures. (Now marked as complete.)
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,904 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 10/2/2016 - Complete
Roger and the Marlows reviews
Starting in 1950. Roger Walker met Rowan Marlow in 1947, on the day Jon Marlow died. Now they meet again.
Crossover - Swallows and Amazons series & Marlows - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 46 - Words: 55,460 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/15/2016 - Published: 5/30/2015
I remember everything reviews
Set during the book Hornblower and the Hotspur, but mainly a flashback to when Hornblower was ten. Written for in response to a prompt meme, this got too long for an LJ comment. References to physical bullying, and corporal punishment, both "off-screen"
Horatio Hornblower - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/1/2016
Library reviews
Set in the 1950s, Nancy Walker visits a public library and ends up saying what she thinks of someone. Reference to bad language, but no actual swearing.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 724 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/24/2016 - Complete
A short adventure reviews
This is originally a yuletide present for Mrs Redboots. It is set in the summer after Great Northern? There may be a few mentions of individuals from non-Ransome books, but nothing warrant being called a crossover.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,913 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1/2016
Valentines reviews
I posted some of these snippets two years ago, but took the story down as some of the snippets got inserted into their own stories and some turned out not to have happened that way after all. Also, since I made a guessing game out of it, I did torture some sentences to provide pronouns rather names. So here, without the guessing, and with one extra little bit are some Valentine day
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,129 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2015
Vale, Pater reviews
1949. Viscount St George died in 1940. Dorothea, his wife for 1 month and widow for 9 years, is soon to remarry. Jerry has visited his cousin, Bredon Wimsey, to speak to him about the matter, and has now decided to visit his father, Gerald Wimsey before giving up his ghostly form for (he hopes) good.
Peter Wimsey - Rated: K - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 882 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/9/2015
On Wild Cat reviews
Set during my story " A provincial lady visits the Lake." ( just after the Picts and the Martyrs) The younger Swallows have befriended Vicky and Robin who are spending the night on Wild Cat island, never having camped before. The mates and captains have their misgivings about this, and John is having trouble sleeping. He tries to get to sleep by imagining a "prequel" to Missee Lee.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,345 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/1/2015 - Published: 10/29/2014
A puzzle for the able seaman reviews
Set the term after Secret Water. Captain Nancy writes to Titty a while she is settling in at her new school.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 493 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/24/2014 - Complete
October at Beckfoot reviews
The young Walker family have lived in Malta for over two years, but now John is no longer stationed there, and Nancy has brought her daughters home to Beckfoot. Peggy and Jim are have come for a visit. The little Bradings get on like a house on fire with their Walker cousins.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,935 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/6/2014
Leaving school (or Even First Mates get Examination results) reviews
This story is set in the Easter holidays after Great Northern? and, I hope, explains the "hotel scene" in Baltic adventure and some discrepancies between Swallowdale and The Picts and the Martyrs.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,029 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/13/2014 - Complete
Molesworth and Walker 2 reviews
Roger Walker starts his first term at St Custards. The story is told by Nigel Molesworth. It should be a crossover but sadly there isn't a Molesworth category, nor is there a ridiculous nonsense genre. The Speeling is ment to bee lik that. Oh noe, I can't seam to stopp doing it now.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,936 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/4/2014
Pieces reviews
From late summer 1945 - 1949. Dorothea Wimsey is widowed, unemployed and homeless. She isn't the only person wondering what to do next.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 35 - Words: 72,452 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Complete
Dead Pile reviews
One of the Coots is a POW in WW2 and escapes. Based on two true stories and therefore grim. This is the sixth chapter of "Pieces", but I'm posting it separately so you can miss it out if you want. No swearing or sex. We don't see the violence. Rated M so you can't read it by accident when you were looking for a comfort read.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,531 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Complete
Ravens on Everest reviews
Set in the Whitsun half-term holiday, 1954. Two Bradings and two Walkers conquer Everest on a fine sunny day. Just a little piece of holiday-nothing-much-really.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,874 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2013 - Complete
The War and Titty Walker reviews
From Summer 1938 to May 1940. (Mostly takes place between the outbreak of war and Dunkirk.) Contains a mixture of Arthur Ransome's characters and my own, with a few walk-ons from the works of Dorothy L. Sayers. T rating is for a mixture of off-stage war-related death, some reference to "adult themes", minor violence and peril and a very small amount of minor bad language.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 55,744 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 7/27/2013 - Complete
September reviews
Set in September and early October 1939. Mainly told from Peggy's POV. Bridget Walker is an evacuee at Beckfoot, as are Elspeth and Colin, the children of " Mac" who owns the Sea Bear. Peggy may consider her job in the post office to be dull compared to Nancy's role in the WRNS, but that's not to say that life by the Lake is peaceful.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,348 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/23/2013 - Published: 6/27/2013 - Complete
Letters and Amazons reviews
A three chapter story mostly told in letters to, from or about the Amazons between August 1938 and August 1939.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,232 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/8/2013 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Complete
Inevitable reviews
With the Great Aunt gone, the Swallows, Amazons and Callums are free to enjoy the rest of the summer holidays. Set after The Picts and the Martyrs and the day before my story Twelfth Port.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 419 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/4/2013 - Complete
The Twelth Port reviews
Set after the end of The Picts and the Martyrs. Takes place before the events of Missee Lee. Nancy and John can't even buy souvenirs without getting embroiled in a short adventure.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,110 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2013 - Complete
Interview reviews
A would-be jouralist interviews the fanfictional Swallows and Amazons in a fanfictional version of the "BookWorld" from the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde. Doesn't exactly contain characters by Jasper Fforde, although Mrs Tiggywinkle does appear as a Jurisfiction agent and therefore mostly as the Jasper Fforde version of herself. Posted for April Fools' Day.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,228 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Complete
First Place reviews
Set in September 1944. At a small, quiet wartime wedding, somewhere in the south-east of England, Susan is concerned. A Peggy-centric story in which Peggy doesn't say that much.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,592 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 1/13/2013
The rest of the holidays reviews
Set immediately after Swallowdale. The Swallows and Amazons enjoy the rest of their holidays without interferernce from the Great Aunt. Bridget Walker makes a friend and a war is planned.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,283 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/21/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Complete
Just after Christmas reviews
Starts just after Secret Water. The first two chapters are mainly letters but after that normal narrative resumes. Most of the action takes place just after Christmas in the fictious hamlet of Kirby Green, not too far from Shotley where the Walkers are renting a house, and the Blacketts come to stay with them for a week.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 28,325 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/5/2013 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Complete
A Provincial Lady visits the Lake reviews
How might our favourite characters appear to other visitors to the lake? Set immediately after "Picts and Martyrs". This would have been crossover with Diary of a Provincial Lady, but there is no category for it. The characters were created by E.M. Delafield and Arthur Ransome. I think it is obvious which character was created by whom. Just a little piece of friviolity.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,631 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/11/2013 - Published: 1/5/2013 - Complete
A plan reviews
A one-shot. With a bit of planning, Maria Turner can be outwitted. Contains only characters created by Arthur Ransome. Set at Beckfoot.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,617 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Complete
Gerry Wimsey falls in Love reviews
A Spitfire pilot meets a girl who intrigues him. Lady Peter Wimsey visits Dorothea Callum. Between the two events are the beginnings of a might-have-been. The Wimseys were created by Dorothy Sayers, although this version of Gerry owes much to Jill Paton Walsh. Arthur Ransome created the Walkers, Callums and Blacketts. Warning - character death.
Crossover - Peter Wimsey & Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,128 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/3/2013 - Published: 12/21/2012 - Complete
St Elizabeth of Hungary reviews
Chapter1:July 1944. Operation Outwards is nearing its end. Nancy Walker, in Felixstowe, thinks about events three weeks before, in London. Chapter 2: March 1945. Bridget Walker reads a telegram not addressed to her and makes a decision.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,435 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Complete
Anchor-watch reviews
On a clear cool night in the Hebrides, Nancy watches over a sleeping Sea Bear.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,684 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/9/2012 - Complete
evening dress reviews
London: September 1937 Aunt Helen asks Nancy to do something for her. Nancy isn't always as confident as she seems. Susan, Dorothea and Dick are prepared to back her up. Swallows and Amazons Cross- over with Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L. Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh. (Lord Peter Wimsey). A little bit of frivolity.
Crossover - Peter Wimsey & Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,019 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Complete
Baltic Adventure reviews
These events take place in spring and summer 1938. This is a Swallows and Amazons adventure, so although Lord Peter Wimsey has a brief cameo in one of the final chapters not posted as a cross-over. Rated T for peril, some violence, sadness, scariness, Nazi Germany impeding war and romance and deaths of characters you have never met.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 79,947 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete