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THE MANGROVE LEGACY

Fox Spirit Books 2020

A gothic novel of mystery, romance — and pockets!

Mysterious deaths, highwaymen, ghosts, pirates—and a surprising variety of cheeses!

Kidnapped from Lord Mangrove’s funeral cortege, cousins Alice and Lizzie get spirited away by masked criminals, then sold to nefarious seamen until they’re captured by pirates without so much as an improving book to read! The two intrepid young women discover romance, heartache, mysteries, and the vital importance of pockets.

This is a genuinely entertaining, superbly crafted, somewhat silly and utterly wonderful book. An antidote to too serious romances with ludicrous plots, knowingly tongue in cheek and yet still offering characters you can’t help but like and empathise with and adventures that have you almost skipping ahead to check everyone makes it out ok. It also makes a very serious point about pockets.

Heartily recommended to anyone who has a sense of humour, even if comedy, gothic and romance are three genres they firmly shun under normal circumstances. ~ Un:Bound

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AIRSHIPS & ALCHEMY

A serial novel  of magic, mechanicals, mayhem, and beasts of various size.

Helen Rochester has a dream: unveiling her airship at the Paris Exposition of 1867. It’s sure to make a splash. Her interfering father wants to chaperone the journey even though he’s afraid of going up on the air. Besides, she has doubts about the alchemist. He’s promised her a revolutionary new fuel, but does he really need a winged Venetian lion?

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THE HEIGHT OF ABSURITY

A serial novel about a pair of friends in search of the absolute height of absurdity to settle a wager. In progress. Read it here!

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KNIGHT OF THE WHITE HART

KNIGHT OF THE BLOOD MOON

KNIGHT OF THE LOST HARP

 

CONSTANCE & COLLIER

The Big Splash

It’s London in the Jazz Age: the times are fast and the women faster. Constance Wynne Hare has men eager to throw themselves at her feet—so why does she pine for the one man who takes her for granted? She decides to throw herself in to the midst of the Bright Young Things and let nature take its course.

The Big Spin

When her fiancé Mr. Wood lets her down by flirting with another woman, Constance Wynne Hare tears off to Monte Carlo to forget him in the world of high rollers in the flashiest casinos on the Riviera. Will the ever-reliable lady’s maid Collier be able to rescue her from a dissolute life on the Mediterranean? The Jazz Age adventures of Constance & Collier return!

The Big Sport

Constance & Collier return when the harum-scarum debutante has decided she is finished with men altogether. Maybe some time spent on the links with the notoriously dashing young golfer, Eustace Trevelyan, will take her mind off things as Mr Wood has abandoned her for one of those DuMaurier sisters!

SHORT STORIES

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“Black Ethel’s Beast.” Piracy: Fox Pockets 1. Fox Spirit Books.

What happens to the intrepid pirate after the adventures in The Mangrove Legacy and what do those mysterious sounds mean for her ship?

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“The Ransom of Red Witch.” Things in the Dark: Fox Pockets 6. Fox Spirit Books.

When you kidnap a witch, be sure you know what you are about for even one that seems securely bound may prove to be a great deal of trouble.

ABSOLUTE TWADDLE

An ongoing series of doggerel and nonsense.

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