Author has written 26 stories for Swallows and Amazons series, and Peter Wimsey.
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.
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
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 rgbstock.com and taken variously by "Micromoth","mindicator" "rkirkbycom" "jana_koll" and "krappweis".
Roger and the Marlows taken down for a 2nd time, because it's still rubbish. I hate giving up on things, but there comes a point beyond which it really isn't fair of me to keep cluttering the place up with junk!
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