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My copy of this has fallen apart, so I now read it on kindle! Like Anne Elliot, Jane does what she think is right, despite it nearly killing her. Harriet Vane was saved from hanging by Lord Peter Wimsey five years earlier. An incapacitating gratitude and inferiority complex has kept her from accepting his marriage proposal, but when he helps her tackle a dangerous poison pen writer at her old Oxford college, they are able to meet as equals.
Dorothy L Sayers introduced me to the idea of combining a powerful love story with a crime thriller, and I return to this book at least once a year. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, was my first introduction to magic, and the links with mythology. This book is based on the legend of Alderley, and is incidentally set in the same county as The Brotherhood and The Refuge. This is probably classed as gothic romance, and has all the required elements of a fantastic love story: a mysterious hero, hints of Northern legends, Princes and Dukes from the little principalities that made up Germany at that time, and a vulnerable, but strong and determined heroine.
Match these with a charming but evil villain, and death threats — how could I resist? Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. At eleven, she discovered Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer, and now has an eclectic and much loved book collection cluttering her home office.
Jo combines an exciting career in Clinical Research with an equally exciting but very different career as a writer of psychological thrillers. When not working, she runs very slowly , and chats to lots of people. She lives in Manchester with her husband, two sons, a Corgi and a tankful of tropical fish. She is an active and enthusiastic member of two writing groups and a reading group. Website www. The Abbey residents welcome the new arrival but find it hard to cope with the after-effects of her past.
The appearance of a stalker — who bears a striking resemblance to the man who kept her prisoner for nine years — leads to serious problems for Jess. Meanwhile, Mark also finds that his past is coming back to haunt him.
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When a mother and daughter venture from the Abbey into the local town for a shopping trip, there are dreadful consequences. A build-up of tension, a poorly baby and a well-planned trap lead Mel, Jess and their family into a terrifying situation. Thank you Jo, for taking part. There are only a handful of books which have made a regular appearance in this feature and Jane Eyre is one of them — a testament to the lasting influence of a feisty female heroine!
After my last post about my jumbled approach to writing, I thought it might be a good idea to answer the question of why I write in the first place. This is a question authors often get asked — not just coming up with the ideas, but taking the time to write them down and fine tune them into full-length novels. For me the answer is quite simple, I write the books I want to read.
Writing novels channels that talent to lie and fabricate into something legal. One of my very early influences was the wonderful Joan Lingard.
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As a teenager growing up in the south of England in the s I had little experience of the troubles in Northern Ireland, but I was soon scribbling down my own cheap imitations of the Kevin and Sadie series which continued into several notebooks. Who remembers the wonderful Jackie magazine, and its contemporaries My Guy?
I made up my own versions of these too — everything from imaginary interviews with the pop stars of the day, to cover design and my own comic strip style illustrated stories. And everything of course suited my style and tastes — I had complete control over what the reader ie me saw. I soon moved onto a typewriter and even dared to submit a story to a teenage magazine. Who knows what might have been if I had followed that advice instead of resorting to typical teenage petulance?! But one thing that has come out of reviews for both my books is the ability to tell a good story.
My other half, who has worked for a mega multi-national organisation for more years than is good for him, is fluent in corporate speak. One of his favourites is failure to plan is planning to fail — a little gem about time-management, something which has never been my forte. My WIP work in progress is currently zooming along at high speed but in a very haphazard fashion. However, a plotter will have a plan, while a pantser is constantly going back to join the dots to make their story work. However, not having a cohesive plan does have its drawbacks when it comes to consistency or when a fact no longer fits the plotline.
For example, at the very start of my WIP my heroine is attending an event which could only take place in the summer. Several chapters in I mention something that implies we are in winter — so now I either have to find an alternative event or put her in the southern hemisphere to solve the problem of what she is doing, but there again she has to nip back to the UK pretty swiftly to deal with the initial point of change — the dilemma which sets the story off — so I have to delete the wintery weather, which then has other implications as the story progresses….
However, I like watching my characters develop. Looking good is not enough; my hero need more than finely chiselled features and few rippling muscles although that does help. Therefore a fact he has kept hidden about himself until a later chapter will now need to come out sooner to evoke a little sympathy. So back I go again…. Both hero and heroine have changed names, as have several minor characters. Nationalities and occupations have changed.
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I do know how this book will end — or at least I think I do…. So being a pantser keeps the story fluid and organic. My characters drive the story forward and although leap-frogging backwards and forwards to drop in clues as the story progresses might seem like a less constructive use of time, not having a set plan makes writing fun and unpredictable! A heart attack? Hi Rosie and thanks for inviting me to your blog today. But it has been in the family home ever since I can remember. I love it because some of my earliest experiences on stage are wrapped up in it. I was surprised that I could still remember the lines.
I was 6 when I first recited it for a poetry speaking competition and took 3 rd prize.
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It reminds me of the unencumbered bliss of being a child. This and some of the poems I had to learn for Mrs Burns — my speech and drama teacher — probably turned me into the RLS groupie that I am today. Stevenson has been with me all my life and I have just about everything he wrote, some stories in more than one edition!
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I know that, at times of great stress or difficulty, I can pick one of his books from my shelves and become lost for a while in the magic. I can recall reading it on the bus to work, and as I got to the most crucial point in the book, the Inspector demanded to see my ticket.