Very excited that the first Cambridge Fellows book is available once more, in kindle format from Endeavour Press. And with a snazzy new cover (see below.) Seems right to share an excerpt from it today:
Jonty had been right. The food at the Bishop’s Cope turned out to be hot, tasty and in splendid quantities. The two men could only manage the barest soupçcon of apple pie for pudding before admitting defeat. They stretched their legs and enjoyed the warmth of the fire.
“Did you have a favourite pub in Oxford, Coppersmith? I always loved this one, and the Mackerel, when we weren’t in disgrace with the landlord.”
“I rarely went to any pubs, Stewart. Always too much studying to be done.”
Jonty slammed his pint onto the table. “And you a rugby player? Surely you allowed yourself a bit of refreshment after a match?”
Orlando sipped his beer, deep in thought. “Sometimes—but not habitually.” He sighed and looked around him at the glowing pots and friendly faces. “Perhaps I made the wrong decision.”
Jonty clapped him on the arm. “Never too late to learn to appreciate life’s pleasures. Let Dr. Stewart lead you astray.” He laughed and finished his beer.
Orlando watched his friend relishing his pint. There had been some scant hint in the last remarks that he couldn’t work out. It reminded him of what had happened the previous evening, before the porter knocked at the door—that fluttering sensation in the pit of his stomach. And he couldn’t fathom that out, either, despite applying all his powers of logic.
There are plenty of other snippets at the Rainbow snippets group.
That’s where I am today, and lovely it is. She asks a good question, does our Elin. Like what commemorative event has most encapsulated the tragedy of WWI for me. Pop across to find out the answer to that.
My main feature spot on the blogtour today is at Book Reviews and More – the post is inspired by a question from Elin Gregory. What research didn’t make it into Count the Shells? Nip over there to find out.
Today I’m at Dog Eared Daydreams, discussing the way that authors have to get their minds around being edited.
Then at Two Chicks Obsessed I’m considering how best (IMO) to research the Great War.
You know the form; comment at any (or all) stops to be in the virtual hat to win the goodie bag prize.
Have you ever considered the way the writer’s sub-conscious can influence their stories? Am talking about that at Love Byte Reviews.
Over at Open Skye, I’m telling again the story of how a set of timbers at a mill inspired me to write,
And you know the drill – comment here, there or everywhere to be in with a chance of winning.
Such a busy week all round – especially for reviews. (Like buses, they all come at once.)
The Novel Approach reviewed Lessons in Loving thy Murderous Neighbour: I highly recommend this book for all lovers of good English mysteries. Simply delightful.