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    September 24th, 2007

    A Summer in Ottery St Catchpole

    A Summer in Ottery St Catchpole by Ashley Donnan

    Summary: Everyone in the village knew the Weasleys and their backward kids. Thankfully, they all went to some ‘special’ school up north during the year, so the only time she had to put up with them was during the summer holidays. One-shot, 1,317 words.

    Why You Should Care: This fic is wonderful, that’s why. It’s told from the point of view of a Muggle living in Ottery St. Catchpole. Although it’s by no means action-packed, Ashley Donnan absolutely hits the nail on the head of how this character would be feeling. It’s also brimful of wonderful Britishness – it’s marvellous. Being British myself, of course, I end up reading this and thinking ‘My, my, she’s watching Eastenders in the middle of the day. It must be Sunday’, but even if you aren’t that anal a Brit-picker, this fic is still incredibly funny and incredibly real. Every teenage girl in the world either is Nathalie, or knows Nathalie. Just…just read it.

    Why You Might Not Care: Yes, I know, nothing happens. Yes, I know, it’s a dreaded OC. Yes, I know, it’s the strangest fic you’ll read. Yes, yes, yes. Your complaints are unimportant. Read it.

    posted by winglessflight

    3 Responses to “A Summer in Ottery St Catchpole”

    1. AML Says:
      September 24th, 2007 at 7:42 pm

      This is not a post-read comment but a pre-reading one: I just arrived home after a mile walk in the rain. I squared away the soaked clothes and drenched class notes, and the last rain droplet will evaporate from my body while abosorbing the latest HP fic.

      So, without further ado, **thanks** for the rec!

    3. Jamy Says:
      October 8th, 2007 at 8:16 pm

      Ok i spit on the screen laughing so hard reading this one. She so needs to write another one.

    5. Emma Says:
      May 31st, 2008 at 10:25 am

      Thanks for the rec! I just wish she’d left off the last line – that felt a little too neat to me. But I love the unexpected OC!