14 Sep

On Emerald Torrington’s 20th birthday, we have been invited to partake in all the day’s comings and goings in preparation for Emerald’s grand soiree. Through a haze of  the most proper of British manners, our venue is 1912 Edwardian upper-crust.

Evening is beginning to turn into a stormy night, in the story, on the page where I’ve rested my eyes. And, though I am only a bit less than half way through, I can say with a modicum of comfort that this 262 page (stand-alone) book is visually stunning in the implementation of the time-period’s language.

Even if it turns sour, it will have been worth my one day.

Whilst it is too soon for a bona-fide Review, it is not too soon to leave you with just the thinnest slice of a taste:

“She walked to the door, opened it and looked out into the squally air. Shivering, looking away to her right, far down the drive, she strained her eyes at the emerging vision.

Clovis arrived at her side and  followed the direction of her gaze. He gave a low whistle.

‘My word,’  he said, ‘they’re here.’ ”


Harper Collins 2012





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