I am in love with this story/series. I discovered it only recently, but it made me wonder why there are so few Minerva stories. She is one of my favorite characters, and I love the way you have painted her. Keep up the good work!
And a fair bit of the dialogue catalyzed fond memories of the first couple who lived in the house just east of us: they were Scots -- and his brogue would get more pronounced the more agitated he became; sometimes it was well nigh incomprehensible to American ears....
So I'm guessing we might be finding out a bit more about the robbery rather later, eh?
Interesting that Algie appears to have some challenges with respect to memory, there. Possibly some issues with judgement, too.
This chapter seems to mostly be stage-setting; still, I rather enjoyed it. :-)
Minerva's reactions to the allegations re: behavior of Animagi is also worthy of note.
And yeah, it's not at all improbable that folks brought in to "settle" a difference in perspective might be caught up in same difference themselves; the portrayal was amusing from a 3rd-party perspective. :-}
Historical fanfiction? Wonderful idea! I can't wait to read more.
Glad you like, Gwen. You might also want to try the first two books of this trilogy: Childhood's End (Minerva's first year at Hogwarts) and Three Orphans (her remaining school years). The second one ties in with a lot of Muggle doings of the period, esp. the war.
Well, of course! :)
And a son named "Tiffany" -- hmmm...
Is, perhaps, Cuthbert Campbell related somehow to Gaylord Lockhart? There certainly appears to be a striking overlap in certain behaviors.
I didn't actually think of Lockheart when I was writing Cuthbert, but you're right. They are similar in some ways. I do something of an hommage to Lockheart in a previous book. I made a French relative of his one of a number of professors Campbell boasted of apprenticing with on the Continent. I called him Maitre Roydore Coeur-Serrure or some such. A mountebank learning from another mountebank. It's appropriate.
We HP lovers thrive on the unexpected, don't we?