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Historical Fiction

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The late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, sometimes known collectively as the Belle Époque (‘the beautiful era’), was a period of rapid technological progress and relative peace - coinciding with the wonderful, sinuous art nouveau styles in fashion and design, and a revival of Gothic sentiments in literature and art. A strong thread of romance and emotional intensity runs through all of these years, but also a certain anxiety and sense of foreboding.

Belle Époque. Stories of Romance and Intrigue

The cover art to the novel 'The Arrow Chest' shows a woman with swirling laurel leaves in gold and a Tudor Rose-motif gate open either side The cover to the fin de Siecle novel 'The Hours Before' shows woman with large hat, and art nouveau-style clock with reversed dial in background

Two unique historical novels set in an age of sophistication and style


Here are two unique, thought-provoking stories that take place in this exciting and intriguing period.

The action in the novel The Hours Before alternates between various European cites including London and Vienna at the turn of the century, while in The Arrow Chest you will find a dark, fatally romantic story, very ‘British’ in character and enhanced by a mysterious time-slip quality that refers back to much earlier Tudor times.

Available in paperback and eBook. Just click on the covers to explore.

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