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Notebooks and Letters was updated on 12th Oct 12

Status: In progress - Rating: Mature - Chapters: 39 - Word count: 314,544 - Genre: Drama - Romance

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Notebooks and Letters, originally posted on fanfiction.net in 2007 and 2008, is the last of my three novel-length Harry Potter fanfiction stories.  Coming in at about 300,000 words, it is a retelling of the last three books of the series.

The premise is that Hermione kept a series of journals documenting her years at Hogwarts, and sold these to a book publisher, who then forwarded them to JKR (the unnamed author in the story) to use as source material for the story that she had already started writing.  While the first 4 books stuck very close to Hermione's notes, the tale began to diverge with Book 5, eventually becoming quite different from what 'really happened'.

The challenge in writing this was to come up with a different plot, but one with enough common elements that it can readily be seen how it was 'adapted' by JK to create the published version.

The mechanism for telling this story is that Hermione first reads the books to her daughter Rose, then gets out her old notebooks and a collection of letters to reveal to her what actually occurred.  The story finishes by coming back to the current time, tying the two tales together with (eventually) a happy ending.

Original Summary - The 'true' version of Books 5, 6, and 7, as told by Hermione to her daughter years later, using her old journals and letters between her and Harry.

1 - Notebooks and Letters :: Prologue
Word count: 3,454 - Reviews: 4 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 1st Sep 12

2 - Notebooks and Letters :: Taking the First Steps
Word count: 8,505 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 2nd Sep 12

3 - Notebooks and Letters :: Unwelcome Visitors and Change of Plans
Word count: 6,545 - Reviews: 5 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 3rd Sep 12

4 - Notebooks and Letters :: Trouble With Umbridge
Word count: 8,495 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 4th Sep 12

5 - Notebooks and Letters :: Working Some Things Out
Word count: 9,368 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 5th Sep 12

6 - Notebooks and Letters :: Unpleasant Holliday Happenings
Word count: 7,996 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 6th Sep 12

7 - Notebooks and Letters :: Battling Umbridge
Word count: 6,780 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 7th Sep 12

8 - Notebooks and Letters :: Umbridge Strikes Back
Word count: 9,254 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 8th Sep 12

9 - Notebooks and Letters :: End of Term, OWLs, and ...
Word count: 7,114 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 9th Sep 12

10 - Notebooks and Letters :: A Deadly Trap
Word count: 5,887 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 10th Sep 12

11 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Prophecy
Word count: 6,558 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 11th Sep 12

12 - Notebooks and Letters :: Asking Questions
Word count: 7,710 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 12th Sep 12

13 - Notebooks and Letters :: A Life-Altering Decision
Word count: 5,846 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 13th Sep 12

14 - Notebooks and Letters :: Holiday In France
Word count: 6,092 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 14th Sep 12

15 - Notebooks and Letters :: Suspicious Behaviour
Word count: 8,031 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 15th Sep 12

16 - Notebooks and Letters :: Settling In - Classes and Quidditch
Word count: 7,992 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 16th Sep 12

17 - Notebooks and Letters :: Betrayal and Heartbreak
Word count: 8,477 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 17th Sep 12

18 - Notebooks and Letters :: New Year, New Information
Word count: 7,074 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 18th Sep 12

19 - Notebooks and Letters :: Valentine's Day And Schocking Discoveries
Word count: 8,144 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 19th Sep 12

20 - Notebooks and Letters :: Horcrux Info And A Loony Quidditch Match
Word count: 7,501 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 20th Sep 12

21 - Notebooks and Letters :: Some Misunderstandings And Resolutions
Word count: 7,451 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 21st Sep 12

22 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Room, The Cave, The Tower
Word count: 9,030 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 22nd Sep 12

23 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Rest Of The Story
Word count: 10,132 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 24th Sep 12

24 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Mission Begins
Word count: 6,637 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 25th Sep 12

25 - Notebooks and Letters :: Promising Leads / Troublesome Issues
Word count: 6,500 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 26th Sep 12

26 - Notebooks and Letters :: A Plethora of Potters
Word count: 10,875 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 27th Sep 12

27 - Notebooks and Letters :: Regrouping and Reassessment
Word count: 6,965 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 28th Sep 12

28 - Notebooks and Letters :: Bonded For Life
Word count: 10,457 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 30th Sep 12

29 - Notebooks and Letters :: A Second Wedding, And Trouble Back Home
Word count: 7,228 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 1st Oct 12

30 - Notebooks and Letters :: Return to Grimmauld Place
Word count: 6,815 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 3rd Oct 12

31 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Greater Good
Word count: 6,429 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 3rd Oct 12

32 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Deathly Hallows, Lovegood Style
Word count: 7,536 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 4th Oct 12

33 - Notebooks and Letters :: Moves And Countermoves
Word count: 8,437 - Reviews: 2 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 5th Oct 12

34 - Notebooks and Letters :: Soul Searching
Word count: 7,670 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 6th Oct 12

35 - Notebooks and Letters :: The Wand, The Graveyard, The Snake, And The Lovers
Word count: 7,201 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 7th Oct 12

36 - Notebooks and Letters :: Another Step Closer To The End
Word count: 6,600 - Reviews: 1 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 8th Oct 12

37 - Notebooks and Letters :: Malfoy Manor
Word count: 10,272 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 10th Oct 12

38 - Notebooks and Letters :: End Game
Word count: 18,091 - Reviews: 3 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 11th Oct 12

39 - Notebooks and Letters :: Rosie's Plan
Word count: 13,395 - Reviews: 9 - Rating: Mature - Uploaded on: 12th Oct 12