New year, new look.
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I\’m hoping to publish a new story in 2016 called The Rose Trail. I\’ve been working on this project for a couple of years now and it\’s a complex tale of different characters in different time zones and there is still a lot to do. I haven\’t finished the first draft yet but the outline is clear and crisp in my head. As the historical background is new to me – The English Civil War – I am wading through a lot of research before I can continue with the first draft.
I\’m finding this era has a lot of parallels with the present day – the rich getting richer and absolutism provoking rebellious thinking. There were about twenty years when the rulebook got thrown out of British Society. It became a meritocracy – not for nothing were latter day Roundheads called Levellers – and was a time of extremely dynamic change. In this regard, it reminds me of the \’twenties, as depicted in Speedwell (http://amzn.to/1SjD4cD) when society was forced to reorder its hierarchy after the devastation wrought by World War One.
I don\’t choose to write about wars, by the way, it\’s the change they evoke that fascinates me!
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(PS: as a thank you to all my loyal followers, I\’m putting Daffodils (http://amzn.to/141yEIG) at half price through January to celebrate the new year.)
Happy New Year to one and all. May you enjoy peace and prosperity.