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Chaiscuro

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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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Cameron Sinclair wrote 1 day ago

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

Cameron Sinclair wrote 1 day ago

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

Ron S wrote 1 day ago

Hi, In the forum number three hottest thread. If I were an agen....

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I wrote 3 days ago

Hi Eliza, Chap 2 I'm back...I can't put a good book down! One question, are you a pro writer? The story flow and character depth in Chap 2 take on a real descriptive maudlin issue with the demolition for the car park. This to me is a book for the lateral thinker within us, so many nuances h... view book

I wrote 3 days ago

Hi Victoria, I have presently added you to my watchlist. Basically, I love your story, which to me is bold and crisp. You have a very nice style of writing, maybe your paragraphs need breaking up a little to hold the reader, however, you tell a tale rather well and I love a good haunting. You... view book

I wrote 5 days ago

Hi riantorr, I have read through all of "The Day We Stopped Dying" and was blown away by your vision of the future! SP. Snappy LP. To the point and relevant This is awesome, you speak of this dystopia were love is for fools and mad men, thanks to technology it is getting that way now. Yo... view book

I wrote 5 days ago

Hi S.H, WOW!! Just were did you get all your info from to create such a masterpiece? I say this because the whole of the first Chapter dragged me in kicking and screaming it was so plausible. SP. Cool LP. Creative I read through Chap 1, and was taken back, not only by your descriptive ... view book

I wrote 6 days ago

Hi Ken, I've just literally devoured Chap 1 and I love it to bits. This kind of story suits my genre and I was not disappointed! Very descriptive prose, and I like the fact Neil didn't know he was dead until he was taken at the end. Of all the supernatural stories I have read, this comes out on ... view book

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