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Joined 08-17-12, id: 4204588, Profile Updated: 02-16-14
Author has written 19 stories for Swallows and Amazons series, and Peter Wimsey.

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)

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)

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.

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 will probably continue to 1950. 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.

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 of 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 rgbstock.com and taken variously by "Micromoth","mindicator" "rkirkbycom" "jana_koll" and "krappweis".

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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: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 4/15 - 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: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/14/2013
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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: 18 - Words: 41,245 - Reviews: 52 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 12/27/2013
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 - Published: 1/11 - 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: 7 - Favs: 1 - 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: 111 - Favs: 2 - 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: 20 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - 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: 14 - Favs: 2 - 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: 1 - 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: 2 - 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: 9 - 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: 8 - 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: 37 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - 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: 4 - Follows: 4 - 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: 10 - Favs: 2 - 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 - 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: 16 - Favs: 2 - 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 - 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: 5 - 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: 2 - 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, I have not posted this as a cross-over. Rated T for peril, some violence, sadness, scariness, impeding war and romance and deaths. But only of characters you have never met.
Swallows and Amazons series - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 79,947 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete