aargh how did I mis this one
Looks like the Auror office os learning about GI=GO (garbage in Garbage out vs software and computers
rozzer work, yup
preferably by some kind of book
keep up the good work
Author's Response: Possibly it’s because I had a lot of problems uploading it. It didn’t seem to work.
I was so happy to find out there was a new chapter posted, so glad I decided to check.
Jackie is very sharp muggle! I had wondered if Jackie's mum was going to remember Harry the hiker when Jackie mentioned the Potters. As always, looking forward to next chapter!
Author's Response: Thanks. I wondered the same, but given that she’s running a B&B, I doubt she’d remember one name.
Such an aww moment- Henry kissing Annie. Great chapter again, keep up the good work.
Author's Response: Such an aww moment- Henry kissing Annie. Great chapter again, keep up the good work. Thanks, more soon, I hope.
I have to repeat this again: I have been getting update alerts for chapter 25 for at least the last two months, only to find the story still at chapter 24. Then today finally, chpter 25 opens, but reading it I realize I have already read this before. It was updated long before the fake alerts started coming. I only have this problem with the alerts for this particular story.
Author's Response: Hi, and apologies. I've been trying to upload chapter 25 for a very long time, and I've always been faced with a "Fatal MySQL" error, where this chapter didn't appear to upload properly. So far as I know, the problem isn't at my end, but I deleted the chapter and tried again several times. The alerts were probably triggered every time I tried to upload, although I'm no expert. We'll see what happenns when I delete the second chapter 25 and upload chapter 26. -N-
Yay, it's back! And I'm logged in so I can leave a review. (Another review.)
I am so interested in this story; you do a great job balancing the mystery plot with the Charltons' Muggleness.
(I wonder how Harry feels about Bobbie being called Rab. I can imagine he has some different associations with that name...)
Author's Response: Thanks, and apologies for the issues with this chapter. Hopefully it's fixed now, we'll see what happens when I upload chapter 26. I'm not sure that Hary knows what Ollie's pet name for Bobbie is. :-D -N-
I'm continuing to enjoy your story, as usual, but had to smile when I saw that Justin was in Portland, Oregon (eight hours behind England). I'm not sure what he's doing there, but I hope he's having a good time. It's a fine place to be.
Author's Response: Thanks
Other than globetrotting, I'm not sure what he's doing there, either. I'm pretty certain that it's a business trip, but I know that he finally marries an American witch who is ten years his junior. Perhaps this is when he meets 18-year-old Vivienne.-N-
Bats!! A woman with ice cold hands? Vampires?
Another great chapter.
Camelia Tepes - she's in "The Hufflepuff" and other stories, too.More, soon.
glad you had a relatively quick update to the story. Thank-you
Author's Response: Thanks, I hope to update again soon. -N-
What is a hot pot? I was thinking it might be what we call a casserole. You were right. I didn't know anything extra when I learned the stranger girl's name. It seemed that she wasn't so out of her mind that she didn't understand what Ginny was trying to tell her--Muggle-alert!
Author's Response: Hi. a casserole is a casserole, a hotpot (correctly - a Lancashire hotpot) is a sort-of lamb, or mutton casserole with sliced potatoes placed on top of the meat and veg. the trick is to cook it in a closed dish, but take the lid off a few minutes before it's done, so that the potatoes crisp up. Here endeth the cookery lesson. :-D There will be more about Frances soon. -N-
Really happy you have updates this story. Will there be more about Annie en James soon too?
Author's Response: Thanks. And the good news is that I updated James and Me today. -N-
Well as usual it's another exceptional chapter. Knowing your fondness for hiding clues in obscure interactions I reread some previous chapters. I'm guessing Frances is the girl mentioned in chapter 20. I honestly can't wait for another Harry POV chapter as I'm sure he knows so much more about what's going on.
Keep it up
Author's Response: Thanks for the review.
Am I that obvious? Damn! Frances has appeared in an earlier chapter, but that's all I'm saying.The next chapter will be an interlude, but it's also from the perspective of a Muggle. This Muggle, however, knows a lot more than does Jacqui.
Two questions about the stranger:
- Why did she walk rather than apparate?
- Is she the same young woman who failed the Auror practical in record time (Harry encounters at the Ministry in chapter 20)?
I love this story! Hope you can update soon.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Two answers:
Good question, I know the answer, and I'll probably tell you in the next chapter.It might be.
I hope to update in a week or two.-N-
Glad to have another chapter! It's fun to have a smart Muggle view of Harry's and Ginny's world. I especially enjoyed Jacqui's assessment of Hermione. There are a lot of serious threads here though, not just the murders but also the links to Arthurian legends--and some of your other stories about Goyle, Nott, and perhaps the Ancient and Most Noble House of Lupin. But the red puffer coat? Red Riding Hood?? The cowboy boots threw me though--shades of Wonder Woman. I look forward to reading more, hopefully soon.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review. Jacqui continues to be an excellent observer. It’s fortunate that she’s also very good at rationalising what she sees, although she’ll have her work cut out in the next chapter. Some of the threads you mention are red herrings, but not all of them. -N-
Oh who is the mysterious stranger?
Great to have another chapter.
Author's Response: Thanks
More very soon. She’s called Cecilia, does that help?’-N-
Oh great! I have to wait until next time to find out who the mystery girl is. I hope you update soon. I could understand Henry thinking he'd done enough hand washing in the pool:D OMG--that stupid girl pulled a wand on a Muggle. I did have to chuckle at that.
Author's Response: Even when you find out who she is, you won’t know who she is, at least not exactly. I hope to update within a week or so. Don’t all small boys know that a hand-wash is good for a week? -N-
what a pleasant surprise I found this morning. What a way to end this chapter! I can't wait to find out who this stranger is!
Jacqui certainly is bright and I'm glad to see Ginny taking her into her confidence (limited confidence, but it still counts)
I just really love this story and all the people in it.
Thanks, and sorry for the delayed reply. Real life! The stranger will be identified in the next chapter, but a Jacqui isn’t told everything, you won’t know, either. She’s already made a (blink and you’ll miss it) appearance. There will be a lot to pique Jacqui’s curiosity in the next chapter. But Ginny will, once again, be forced to make excuses.
Really love where this is going. Keep it up. :)
Author's Response: :-D
Really love where this is going. Keep it up. :)
Author's Response: Thanks, I will. -N-
Yay!! An update on Strangers :D :D Made my day!
Although it ended on a cliffhanger again, which just makes me want to ask you for more, a la Oliver Twist.
Fab chapter Neil- I loved it, and good call on the accents/ Yorkshirism. I'd use breadcake (I'm from Sheffield) but I've never heard it anywhere else in the country!
Thanks. I hope to update this one very soon.
In the very first chapter Jacqui identified Ginny’s accents, and said she was good at them. She’s been doing it ever since, but her knowledge of breadcakes being a Sheffieldism may be her finest hour.
The plot thickens.
Author's Response: Yup! -N-