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On 17th May, they released my exclusive short story Theodora’s Chance, which features one of the most important characters in my forthcoming novel Winterbloom. Unusually for me, the story is set in this world, in England, just after the First World War.
Here’s a teaser:
The house where they grew up was called Wraxall; it had been built by their grandfather, who made his fortune from guano. His Anglican piety and fondness for Gothic architecture had produced a mansion that resembled Notre Dame crossed with St Pancras Station. It had pinnacles, turrets and tiled roofs; the only vernacular touch was the golden limestone from which it was built. In the new Edwardian era, it already seemed excessive, even vulgar in its grandiosity.
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