Once I bought a house with a roof terrace from where I would be able to observe the sea, and ships passing by. Continue reading Pigeons
Photo of Elizabeth by Claire McAdams Photography
Underneath the bearded barley,
The reaper, reaping late and early,
Hears her ever chanting cheerly,
Like an angel, singing clearly
O’er the stream of Camelot.
Piling the sheaves in furrows airy,
Beneath the moon, the reaper weary
Listening whispers, ‘ Tis the fairy,
Lady of Shalott.’
To read the complete version Alfred Lord Tennyson’s magical Victorian poem go to http://www.poetryfoundation.org
To find out its great significance in the lives of our characters Doctor Hubert Crane and Millie Lord go to our novel Crane Mansions: A novel about the redeeming power of cake.
For news about Crane Mansion’s availability in a new format, stay tuned.
In terms of literary comparisons, I saw the name Roald Dahl, but I’d also throw in the Lemony Snicket books–although I think Crane Mansions is superior. This is really a very, very funny story–a beguiling blend of Victorianism with the temptations of the modern world… Continue reading Crane Mansions review
Gert Loveday, who, as most of you know by now, is a seamless blend of two people, has a great interest in self-improvement. Continue reading Dr Nottle’s Cheese Diet
Phew, what a plot! And that’s just the tip of a substantial iceberg. Gert Loveday’s done it again, with a gloriously convoluted (but easy to follow) series of mishaps and misunderstandings all rolled up into a fantastical package: Crane Mansions.
You can read Bridget Kulakauskas’ review here:
Thanks Bridget. You’re our dream reader.
Dorothy Johnston has also given us a great review : Wild, whacky and delicious
An out-of-sync post to let you know that Crane Mansions is free in the Kindle store today, October 3, and tomorrow, to coincide with an extract published by Donna Huber on Girl Who Reads: