This book is bargain priced from 01/13/2014 until 01/13/2018
It is 1919 and as Charles Brodie’s leading lady headstrong actress Marie Howard has the world at her feet. But all this is due to change – in ways she could never have imagined.
A sudden marriage tears Marie far from her London audiences and the man she loves, plunging her into catastrophic dramas that at times she doubts she can survive. As she’s drawn relentlessly into the horrors of her husband’s family, her gilded life as an actress finally dims to a barely perceptible flicker.
Fate, however, is not finished with her yet. After enduring heartbreak amidst the turbulence in Europe of Hitler’s rise to power and rebelling against the forces that have tied her to a place she hates, Marie is given a chance to escape. This she takes – finding, in war-torn London, infinitely more than she had dreamed of finding.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write in several genres, but while writing The Foreigner – which is by far the longest of my novels – I totally lost myself in the process and it was as if my existence had blended with my heroine’s until I no longer had any life I could call mine.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Simply write, without waiting for ‘inspiration’ to strike! Develop a small idea, letting it grow in its own time, and then write a synopsis of it – excitedly, as if this is an actual happening that you’re telling to your best friend. Create ‘potted biographies’ of each main character, until you know them through and through, before starting on your first draft. At this stage, I aim for 1,000 words a day – and then I write several further drafts until the novel ‘lives’.
P.G. Glynn lives in the quirky ancient town of Totnes, close to glorious Dartmoor and not far from the sea at Torbay and Dartmouth. She is inspired, (and tries not to be daunted!) on her morning walks beside the Dart, by the knowledge that Agatha Christie could see this same river from her holiday home – Greenways – and that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is said to have set The Hound Of The Baskervilles on Dartmoor.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired by my maternal grandmother’s words to me when I was just thirteen – that some day she’d like me to write her life story. Back then, I didn’t realize quite how extraordinary her life was – and, by the time I DID realize, she had died. Undeterred, and after doing extensive research, I finally wrote a totally fictionalized version of her life. While writing I was often conscious of help reaching me from someone unseen – for example, a foreign word or sentence would come unsolicited into my head and when I checked it invariably had the exact meaning of what I was attempting to convey. Was I being helped from beyond the grave?