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Ferret

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about me

I currently work as an actress, model, and Queen Victoria look-alike... I have a large number of short stories published in the mainstream, genre and small press.
See the ebook version of Dracula currently available with a new introduction by me:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Dracula+with+a+new+introduction
See my ebook collection of short stories: A CHIMAERA IN MY WARDROBE now available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Chimaera-my-Wardrobe-ebook/dp/B00BPFKA86/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=136255
Zamorna is now complete, although only partially uploaded, and a sequel begun.



favourite books

Anything by Terry Pratchett, Tanith Lee and James Branch Cabell, plus Lud in the Mist by Hope Mirrlees, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, The Box of Delights and Midnight Folk by John Masefield, the William Books by Richmael Crompton, and the Moomin books.

my websites

http://www.academicvampire.co.uk     http://www.christinarath.wordpress.com

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my books

Zamorna

Tina Rath

"Governesses never are heroines in a romance - perhaps that is just as well. If romantic heroines behaved like governesses there would be no story."


Vermilion Massingberd is eminently practical. She acknowledges that she is so ordinary as to be almost invisible, and she has very little choice in the way of career - but if she must be a governess she can comfort herself with the thought that at least she is getting away from her brother-in-law - and that she is saving most of her salary towards her chief ambition: retirement to a respectable lodging where she will have independence and the chance to indulge her hobby of reading sensational novels - even if she must obtain them from the circulating library.

But perhaps it was not very sensible to accept a post so very far from home and civilisation. And why was it important that she should not be easily shocked? - or easily frightened? And why has no one in the capital ever seen her aristocratic pupils?

And will her recommended method for dealing with ghostly apparitions - "I should pull the bedclothes over my head and hope very much that it would go away" - always work. Especially with upires. And worse.

And even the most practical lady can be betrayed by love...

 

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FrancesK wrote 21 hours ago

Dear Tina, I am inviting a few eccentric and quirky friends to my boo....

Jonathan Rowe wrote 23 hours ago

Yes, the city description, although brief, carried a whiff of the Dan....

Anthony Brady wrote 8 days ago

Ferret - Hello! Being stuck on 18 for almost a month now and after....

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Soulfire wrote 11 days ago

Thank you. From which chapter can I read where the fantasy elements a....

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I wrote 31 days ago

I read as far as chapter 14, and I could easily have read further. This is a good, original crime story with an interesting heroine, and a new, fresh background - the only thing I personally recognise is the Milk Tea (I'm quite fond of it). But ... although you do want the story to be fast-paced I d... view book

I wrote 101 days ago

I liked this very much - but I am not absolutely sure it would appeal to the YA market - it would more probably be read by adults - quite old adults who might remember the kind of public school story which is being very gently sent up. It reminds me of the Ripping Yards series by Michael Palin and T... view book

I wrote 101 days ago

I liked this very much - but I am not absolutely sure it would appeal to the YA market - it would more probably be read by adults - quite old adults who might remember the kind of public school story which is being very gently sent up. It reminds me of the Ripping Yards series by Michael Palin and T... view book

I wrote 135 days ago

I read the first three chapters, and I like this. It's funny, surreal and silly in a good way. Aside from the whole goldfish idea, there is the grotesque sponge Morrissey which precipitates the initial betrayal, the dialogue, and the world weary tone of the narration which accepts transformed goldfi... view book

I wrote 572 days ago

I absolutely love the idea of this book - the only drawback is that I’m not sure at my age that I would have time to read all of it. I read the whole of the first chapter several times (as I am doing with all my crits) and enjoyed it very much but I was already thinking – ‘possibly a bit less about ... view book

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