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Strangers at Drakeshaugh by Northumbrian Rated: GP - General Public starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]

The locals in a sleepy corner of the Cheviot Hills are surprised to discover that they have new neighbours.

Who are the strangers at Drakeshaugh?

Brilliant banner by Nadia (That really is the Drakestone)

Categories: Remains of the Day > Eternity
Characters: Albus Severus Potter, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, James (younger) Potter, Lily Potter, OFC, OMC
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fluff, General, Mystery, Romance
Time Period: Post-War
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 101782 Read Count: 11951
[Report This] Published: 01/27/2012 Updated: 03/08/2015
Reviewer: amberpup Signed starstarstarstar
Date: 07/15/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The Drop Off

I've come to enjoy reading about Jacqui's life as well. In many ways, she reminds me of other women I've met over the years. Even the varies children are prefectly written, capturing just the right amount of youthful chaos. No creeping adultism in you find in some other stories, which I find very refreshing.

 All around, bloody well done!

Author's Response:

Thanks for the review.


I really had no idea how this story, or Jacqui wiuld be received. I hope that I've made thegrowing friendship between Jacqui and Ginny realistic.The ony thing they really have in common is that both have young families, But really, when the kids are all five-and-under, that's all you need.



Reviewer: amberpup Signed
Date: 10/10/2012 Title: Chapter 1: The Drop Off

I agree, Luna at the school gates was wonderful. In fact, one of the best Luna I've read. As to the family pool scene, I had to laugh at Ron and his opinions. Being a person myself who knew people heavy into swimming and on the swim team, its fun to read how horrified Ron was with what my friends did every day.

Author's Response: Thanks for the review.

I find Luna incredibly difficult to write. She may be eccentric, but she’s also compassionate and extremely intelligent. I hope I’m getting better at her.

Ron, like many, doesn’t understand what Jacqui is trying to achieve in the swimming pool. He’ll learn.