Thanks and Acknowledgements:
Thanks to Erica H. Smith and Rebecca J. Anderson Bohner for the use of Verto Dementor (see Lessons, available at The Sugar Quill).
Angel of the North has graciously thrown herself on the sword and worked as my Brit beta for Book 2. Many, many thanks for her observations and giggles about the difference in cultures.
HP Lexicon, the online HP reference without peer. Found here.
Cassell's Latin-English Dictionary
NTC'S Super-Mini English Idioms Dictionary
Formatting and Graphics:
Text was formatted in HTML with 1st Page 2000.
All graphics, including contracts, letters, and illustrations were created or manipulated with Paint Shop Pro 7.
"Quadlurker2" from Book 2 Chapter 8 created in Paint Shop Pro from DVD screen captures from HP and the Sorcerer's Stone and a generic female model, and much use of the PSP mask feature. Ain't technology grand?
Many thanks to all the lovely people who have sent me feedback. It's as appreciated as it was unanticipated.
"This is a very enjoyable, intensely intelligent work.... Miranda is a great protagonist.... The premise that brings her to Hogwarts is very believable, and her joys and struggles in her teaching role have been a very good way for us to get to know her. (A/N: large snip that I wish I could reproduce whole!) And Snape... his character here is quite satisfying.... Thank you also for posting update dates in advance, and then actually sticking to them!" --CatnCorgi
"I really like this look at Hogwarts and the conventions of the wizarding world through an outsider's eyes -- especially one who's such a delightfully sardonic narrator.... I'm also really enjoying the half-coreced, half-natural attraction that Miranda and Snape and sharing, and can't wait to see how it all turns out. Plus, sympathetic Neville, which is always a selling point." -- Shannon
"You know what you're about. You aren't afraid to show characters misbehaving if that's how they would behave in a situation. And you aren't afraid to introduce us to a charming little boy and then kill him off so ruthlessly.... Thank you for respecting their characters and the plot..." -- Khafara
"This paragraph [A/N: Miranda's Patronus memory of Ian] made me cry. Beautiful image of what Miranda lost, but is now beginning to move through her grief to be able to enjoy the memories again. The confrontation with Snape was just awesome. Very powerful writing. I like how in his own mind his reasons for leaving Voldemort are not really very altruistic, and so his opinion of himself is still pretty low. But the reader, and Miranda, sees that he really is more noble than he thinks." -- sunsethill
"I continue to adore the Miranda/Dumbledore - daughter/father dynamic you've created.... He's terribly wise without being omnicient and impressive without being omnipotent, and I'm enjoying these glimpses of his humanity as he struggles with the unintended results of this plan he's put in motion. There's a tendency in fan fic to put everyone in either a black hat or a white, when life is all about varying shades of grey. I see that theme running all through this work, and it's part of what makes it more thought-provoking than the average fan fic.... You managed to capture a lot of the quirkiness that makes canon so delightful in that chapter." --Kalina
Now, if I could only do this with original characters (besides Miranda) and an original universe. (sighs)
Proceed to Book 3 Chapter One