Rain, rain go away…

…if only ! Still, despite the gloom of an excessively unsettled and wet winter, the new year has sprinted off to an energetic start with two new titles lined up for publication during 2014. The second title in the JOURNEYS OF RUPERT WINFIELD series is scheduled for release early in the second half of theContinue reading “Rain, rain go away…”

Only Another Eleven Days…

… before the Contessa di Capezzani-Batelli appears in hardback. She’s been getting to know people in e-book form for the past couple of weeks, but 28th November is her big day – not to mention the Angels of her Chamber Opera Group of Lucca, who will be on the shelves alongside her. This is whatContinue reading “Only Another Eleven Days…”

Meet the Contessa…

…di Capezzani-Batelli, or simply plain Pen to her friends. She is also regarded as something of an eccentric by her army of admirers. ERRANT ANGELS is the first in a series of novels about Penelope Strachan, the Contessa, and her group of dedicated opera singers in the picturesque city of Lucca in Tuscany. Just howContinue reading “Meet the Contessa…”

Quo vadis ?

… as any well educated Roman was wont to ask the nearest oracle. With the Band’s 40th anniversary approaching in 2014, I have been thinking about that self same question, particularly as I’ve been looking into the Band’s long history of incarnations and name changes. Presumably these happy band of players, to misquote Shakespeare, wouldContinue reading “Quo vadis ?”

The Passing…

… of all things is inevitable, be they empires, monuments of stone or ourselves. This past week has been one of both excitement and of sadness tinged with the warm glow of fond reflection. Firstly came the sad news from my cousin Sally that Andre, her husband, had passed away after a very protracted illness.Continue reading “The Passing…”