I know I keep promising you that House of Grace is coming but it really is. It won’t be long now. Watch this space. Here’s a little taster – the cover. Please let me know what you think.
And here’s the blurb on the back:
It’s 1950 and all sixteen-year-old Grace Granville has ever wanted is to become a successful dress designer. She dreams of owning her own fashion house and spends her spare time sketching outfits. Her father, Lord Granville, sees this frivolous activity as nonsense and wants to groom her into a good wife for someone of his choosing…
Grace is about to leave Greenemere, a boarding school in Brighton. She’s blissfully unaware of her father’s plans when she embarks on a new adventure. The quest includes a trip to Bolton’s Palais where she meets coal miner, Jack Gilmore. Grace’s life is never the same again.
Travel with Grace through two decades as she struggles with family conflict, poverty and tragedy. Is Grace strong enough to defy Lord Granville’s wishes and find true love? Will she become a successful fashion designer? Where will she turn for help?
In the meantime I shall be starting some beginner poetry workshops at my local Victorian park where I am Poet in Residence. This is part of my Creative Writing MA. I will post the exercises that we do so you can join in too.
That’s all for now folks…