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I'm 51, and have been married for 28 years. I love writing stories and screenplays.

Up to now, writing has not been a serious endeavour and I've certainly not been looking for fame and fortune...I just enjoy writing to pass the time away - Alright, maybe a little fame and fortune wouldn't go amiss!

At this very moment in time I care for my severely disabled daughter, having been made redundant some time ago from my career in the printing trade.

I'm also a coffee and fitness fiend, play badminton and tennis, and love to ramble when I can the High Peaks of Derbyshire where I live.

Hope you enjoy Arabella, my inspiration for her was born from a portrait of a beautiful woman I came across in the "Great Hall" of Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire.

Lytefoot Hall is based on Annesley Hall, now derelict, the most haunted building (supposedly) in Nottinghamshire.
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favourite books

Every Dan Brown Novel.
Cavalier by Lucy Worsley.
The History of Britain: Volumes 1 to 3 by Simon Schama.
Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen
Samuel Pepys diary's
S.J Parris.....Her writing is poetry to my ears!
Phillipa Gregory -- "The Other Boleyn Girl" is inspirational!
The Woman in Black -- Susan Hill
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

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Arabella: A Picture of Beauty

Chiaroscuro

If there is only one memory I shall possess,
'Tis your picture of beauty mine eyes did caress.


Nathan Rothwell was the illustrious 70s/80s Crime fiction novellist of his time, who after encountering the portrait of a beautiful Regency peeress attributed to the Suffolk artist John Constable, became obsessed by her radiant beauty to the point of having an emotional breakdown .

Little did he know, his unnatural compulsion was to bring him back to Lytefoot Hall, to write a romantic novel based on Constable's beauty, which had hung so serenely there for two-hundred years.

This is a tale of love and tragedy that spans over two centuries, one of murder, death, jealously and misdemeanour; a longing cry for a loss that would echo to the other side of time...and lead Nathan back to find the one he left behind so very long ago.

 

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Medium wrote 10 hours ago

Hi Phil, thank you for backing, Ethereal Witnesses. I was intrigued t....

Sebnem wrote 2 days ago

Hi Phil, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Glad to hear ....

Cameron Sinclair wrote 5 days ago

thank you. I think I need all the help I can get. :)

Cameron Sinclair wrote 5 days ago

Hey guys, just looking for some feedback on something I’ve been worki....

Ron S wrote 5 days ago

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I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Sebnem, I have read chap 5 and I like Kai's perceptive interest of the what we take for granted, even down to making tea! Again I could read more into your work, how not to judge etc. A doctrine of how we should all be....no more wars eh Sebnem, I wish. Good story so far. High Stars... view book

I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Victoria, I have read through chap 2 and have one question...is Sarah a psychic. Olivia seems to dismiss this,so I assume we find out that she is later? Nice depth to the characters and story so far! High Stars! Phil Arabella: A Picture of Beauty view book

I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Aliya, Interesting premise here, the girl, Andrea, in the home of a strange boy, with no memory...nice. I read up to chap 2 and was taken by the depth of story, very gripping. I feel this is one of those roller coaster stories with nuance and hidden meaning of which we shall not discover un... view book

I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Ghost, nice SP Interesting premise on LP I have read the 1st Chapter and thought your work interesting, imaginative and well thought. It seems a cross between "Star Trek" and "The Hunger Games". You have stylish prose that aids the flow of your work. I shall read on and comment ... view book

I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Cameron, love your style of prose, but I feel you overdetail on your work, no need for "over sized control panel - left sleeve etc" Consider large control panel...his sleeve. Go through your work and just rework those bits that seem too overstretched. Other than that, I like your work Cam... view book

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