A Message of Hope from Kenrick to his many admirers

I have received a couple of requests for another communication from this tedious place in the beyond to which I was summarily ejected, along with my man Arthur Williams by that Scoundrel Emile Dubois. That scoundrel, a murderous ruffian who once lived organising the criminal activities of a group of cut throats in the gutters … Continue reading A Message of Hope from Kenrick to his many admirers

Sophie turns out to be no pushover

Rate This To continue then, with Sophie; I always see her as being, like Lucie Manette in ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ the embodiment of loving kindness. Unlike Lucie Manette, though, she is a female character whom the author wanted to show developing in independence as the story goes on. She starts off submissive (as … Continue reading Sophie turns out to be no pushover

Free on Amazon ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Or The Light of Other Days’

From Friday 24 May until Monday 27 May I'm doing a giveaway of my Gothic ebook and here's the link:Amazon.co.ukAmazon.comI hope that link treats me more kindly than links generally do...I'm also - whew - finished the first draft of 'Aleks Sager's Daemon' and hope to have it out this summer whether we have a … Continue reading Free on Amazon ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois Or The Light of Other Days’

Emile and Georges in hiding at Brentford, at one Mr Kit’s…

For a while after their fellow highwyaman Tom's shooting by a patrol of soldiers, Emile (known as Monsieur Gilles) and Georges lie low.  They have been dividing life between Emile's town house, where Georges is Emile's valet  and life in Brentford, where they are equals and stay with  the jovial rascal Mr Kit and his … Continue reading Emile and Georges in hiding at Brentford, at one Mr Kit’s…

Sophie de Courcy; Much More Open to the Reader than Emile, alias Monsieur Gilles… .

Sophie I felt I soon came to know easily. She is motivated by the normal desires of a middle class girl of the late eighteenth century (her branch of the family having lost most of their status). As I said earlier, her career options are dismally limited; she must either marry, become a governess or … Continue reading Sophie de Courcy; Much More Open to the Reader than Emile, alias Monsieur Gilles… .

Southern Georges Revels in Excess ..

Meanwhile, Georges, Emile's companion in roguishness and one time servant, is disporting himself - as usual in his time off from his warlord existence - in female company when he hears the news about Monsieur Gilles' romantic misadventures from one of his lieutenants. He's eating onion soup, and a very voluptuous woman with Titian colouring … Continue reading Southern Georges Revels in Excess ..