It is 1809. When Charlotte Everson, a bookish country mouse,I'm not entirely happy with it. One problem is that the names are aren't quite right, but I can fix that later, thanks to the "search and replace" facility in Word. Of more concern to me is that I don't think that it manages to capture the humour that I am aiming for (reading this, would you expect something that had a Heyeresque sense of humour?) and, perhaps more critically, I haven't managed to mention the elephant. But maybe that would be best done in the title, or in the cover design.
accidentally becomes entangled in an attempt to unmask a French spy ring, she finds herself crossing paths with Lord Alexander Hawkshead. His dreams of a heroic military career frustrated by his family obligations, Hawkshead works for the secret counter-espionage organisation known as Wenlock House, and he has clear ideas on how to catch spies. His approach does not fit well with a young woman apparently determined to be the heroine of one of the gothic romances that she reads so avidly.
Friday, 12 August 2005
I am currently taking an on-line synopsis-writing course from Laurie Campbell. The latest homework assignment was to write a short paragraph (less than 100 words) that summarised the unique selling points of our novels. This is what I came up with: