Fiction and Poetry
Novels and Poetry
A pop music festival sponsored by the new owner of the manor proves to be the spark that ignites hostilities. Over a weekend there is a “peasant’s revolt”, a guillotine on the village green, two murders, of which one is unsolved and the other results in the conviction of an innocent man.
Does Yembury return to normal? Is justice finally done? All may depend on a young but tenacious Woman Police Detective, Joyce Agate, to find a solution to the Yem-bury murders.
The sexual adventurer India Flynt-Harbidge reappears and her casual adultery contrasts with two genuine love affairs in this story.
Another unpredictable murder baffles the local police. Will they solve the crime? Will the murderer escape prosecution?
Read on to discover the answer in this blackly humorous novel of English country life.
The poems are made accessible by her directness of language, particularly through the skilful use of the sound and rhythm of the words. This comes as no surprise, given that Rosemary is herself an accomplished musician. She is also a visual artist and the illustrations and cover of this volume are her own work.
In this third excursion into the apparently cosy Dorset village of Yembury, Geoffrey Lloyd takes us deeper into the geteel and not so genteel lives of Yembury’s inhabitants, and their apparent propensity for leaving dead bodies around the village. Some characters from the two previous novels reappear and some new residents make their introductions. Again the mixture of new and old, rich and poor, country and city, aggressive and passive, combine to conjure new tensions in Yembury.
The author continues to sprinkle moments of black humour and social comment in this entertaining murder mystery - perhaps another insoluble crime.
Are both perhaps present in time future,”
Thus does T.S. Eliot, writing 80 years ago, open his exploration of the impact of the past upon the present and future. Rosemary Parrott too, wonders about echoes from the past, recurring cycles of relationships, and the behaviour and actions of our ancestors, which, unbidden at times, infiltrate our present day lives. This is one theme which runs “Like an ever-rolling stream” through this third volume of poetry.
As with her previous volumes, Sonata in the Key of Life and Lanterns in Wet Leaves, Rosemary continues her spiritual quest, but, in common with the earlier collections, the everyday, the concrete, the wryly humorous are used as foundation blocks for her lively and passionate poetic explorations.
This is the fourth novel in the Yembury crime series set in a fictional Dorset village, where the affluent and the less well-off uneasily co-exist with comic and sometimes tragic outcomes.
Mysteriously, any legacy his son and daughters were expecting has vanished and his house has been sold. The author’s favourite grandson, an aspiring writer himself, receives a letter with instructions about what to do with his grandfather’s digital files. So equipped he heads for London to make his name.
The police see this as a simple case and wish to close the file, but Joyce Agate, now an inspector, has some nagging doubts and pursues the matter in her own time.
Intrigue now centres on the world of publishing as the manuscripts of the dead author become best sellers and a manuscript purporting to be a true account of the death of Princess Diana comes to light. Fatal accidents seem to follow this manuscript and Joyce Agate is faced with another challenging mystery.
Geoffrey Lloyd once again skilfully interlaces character and plot in another novel which shows a less-than-tranquil side to Dorset life.
A generation later, in 2006, Peter's experiences are reawaken when his grandson is captured while serving in the British occupational force.
In the meantime Peter's intervention has ruined the plans of sone drug smugglers who order his assassination by their hit man.
The author moves the story along at a fat pace and skilfully interweaves the various threads of the story to its thrilling climax in Cornwall.
As a coda to the story, and one full of irony, Peter finds himself once more in Afghanistan on the opposite side to his former comrades, who are now committed to the Taleban.
relating to the death of Princess Diana, is now married
to Patrick MacNamara, a farmer and former journalist. When he learns of her account he takes up the investigative trail and before long theyareback in England asking more questions that the authorities don’t want answered.
In this thrilling story, set in England and Australia, they and some of the survivors of the previous novel Flames, find their lives and liberty under threat while the Inquest into the death of Princess Diana runs its course.
This is the sixth novel in the Yembury crime series set
in a fictional Dorset village.
It turns out that the murderer is very much alive and very much a presence in this part of Cornwall.
The author, who worked in Cornwall for Customs and Excise for many years, skillfully captures the culture and atmosphere of these communities on the south-western tip of England and the story trails through a cast of interesting characters on the way to its conclusion.
The “six men standing” are megaliths on the moor who silently and impassively observe the passing passions of human life.
As before, this seemingly tranquil rural haven is not immune to further crime - and murder.
All these goings on are interrupted by an apparently motiveless murder.
A charming Hampshire cottage is a focal point
for the central characters as the hunt for the killer reaches its conclusion.
This is the eighth novel in the Yembury crime series set in a fictional Dorset village.
The three novels are separate and distinct, but carry some of the same characters throughout. At the centre are Capitao Luis da Silva Pereira,, a local police chief and John Hennessey, a holidaying Scotland Yard Commander.
Zauber editions specialise in reviving literary works from the past.
During his life he corresponded frequently with his many friends and much of that correspondence was collected and published by Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshaw in 1849. These letters are presented in a new edition in this volume.
Coleridge held to the concept of genius, which he believed could transcend mere talent, although the boundary between the two was no more than that between "an egg and an egg-shell".
He was much influenced by German philosophers, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling in particular, and he presents many of their ideas in this work.
Finally, Coleridge adds much to the development of literary criticism and the critical concept of the “willing suspension of disbelief” derives from this book.
The original publication was printed in two volumes. This paperback edition is a single volume.