Characters in Classic Novels with Personality Disorders

Laughs are at a premium these days, what with the pandemic still going on as a second Christmas approaches.That being so, I thought I’d use my recent renewed interest in personality disorders by subjecting some classic characters in fiction to a bit of the dreaded lay analysis.If this post gives a few readers a laugh, … Continue reading Characters in Classic Novels with Personality Disorders

A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Now for some comic relief. Who’s for a Gothic historical romance, full of anachronisms (which the re-cycled characters know too well). Scene: A castle in the wilds of Yorkshire, UK, on the moors.  Date – Regency [ A darkly handsome and brooding man appears  at the bolt studded door holding a modern electric torch. Although … Continue reading A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

‘Where World’s Meet’ Free on Amazon on 17 and 18 May: Below, Some Comedy for Testing Times: A Ludicrous Conversation Between Man Vampire Kenrick and His Siren Housekeeper

Free on 17 and 18 May on Amazon.com And Amazon.co.uk here Kenrick fingered his teeth. “As for your complaints about the slaves, these later efforts should make more satisfactory domestics, also adding to the numbers of my private guard. Besides, you also are yourself remiss. You promised me that late hypocrite’s notes. I have yet … Continue reading ‘Where World’s Meet’ Free on Amazon on 17 and 18 May: Below, Some Comedy for Testing Times: A Ludicrous Conversation Between Man Vampire Kenrick and His Siren Housekeeper

Interview of Emile Dubois (The Eponymous ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’) By Laura Lee

  Here's an interview with one Émile Dubios... Laura Lee: Come in. Sit down. Would you like something to drink? Émile Dubois: Thank you, Madame. The red wine for a certainty. Georges – my right hand man, you know, though some might spread the rumour that he was my companion in crime – organized this … Continue reading Interview of Emile Dubois (The Eponymous ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’) By Laura Lee

The Villainous Viscount Or the Cure of the Venns has won a BRAG medallion.

After confessing to my less than uplifting news a short while ago - that I had to jettison 40,000 words of the novel I'm working on at the moment  - due originally, no doubt, to my usual disorganised habit of not writing a plan - I am happy to give some good news. That is … Continue reading The Villainous Viscount Or the Cure of the Venns has won a BRAG medallion.

Where Worlds Meet Out on Amazon

At last, 'Where Worlds Meet' is out on Amazon.com here And on Amazon.co.uk on here the prequel, ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ is here free  on Amazon  and on Smashwords here You can also get ‘Ravensdale’, which also belongs to the same series, free on Smashwords here   and if you care to point out to Amazon that … Continue reading Where Worlds Meet Out on Amazon

Christmas reading: ‘The Crown Derby Plate’ by Marjorie Bowen – An Excellent Classic Ghost Story as Comedy

I wanted to add a post about a ghost story at Christmas. Which of the many to choose as a seasonal ghost story? I am in fact recomending - again, but now as Christmas reading - a  ghost story that is about as light as could be. It is also written from a wholly conventional … Continue reading Christmas reading: ‘The Crown Derby Plate’ by Marjorie Bowen – An Excellent Classic Ghost Story as Comedy

Conspiratorial Conversation Between That Scoundrel Émile Dubois and His Right Hand Man Georges

I would like to apologise for this post appearing late. It was fine on the preview, and now I find that there was nothing there for three days! IT does NOT like me. Émile Dubois: [lounging in his rich dressing robe] Georges, I have news of the most tiresome. And by-the- by, mon ami, we … Continue reading Conspiratorial Conversation Between That Scoundrel Émile Dubois and His Right Hand Man Georges

More of the Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine

Scene: The Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine (in the role of governess) now take dinner together, in the great hall of his castle somewhere on the Yorkshire Moors. The great hall is, of course, full of sinister shadows cast by the flickering candles.  The Spirited Heroine does not, of course, occupy the chair at … Continue reading More of the Dastardly Duke and the Spirited Heroine