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ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY


Historical Fiction

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“A joy to read … haunting, captivating and beautifully written.”

Claire Ridgway,

The Anne Boleyn Files


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CreateSpace (first published January 4, 2011)

Current: ISBN-10: 1499366019  Paperback: 342 pages.

eBook available on Kindle, Nook and iTunes

The neo-Victorian, Gothic novel THE ARROW CHEST

London, 1876.

The painter Amos Roselli is in love with his life-long friend and model, the beautiful Daphne - and she with him - until one day she is discovered by another man, a powerful and wealthy industrialist.

What will happen when Daphne realises she has sacrificed her happiness to a loveless marriage? What will happen when the artist realises he has lost his most cherished source of inspiration? And how will they negotiate the ever-increasing frequency of strange and bizarre events that seem to be driving them relentlessly towards self-destruction?

Here, amid the extravagant Neo-Gothic culture of Victorian England, the iconic poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ blends with mysterious and ghostly glimpses of Tudor history. Romantic, atmospheric and deeply dark.

The cover to the novel 'The Arrow Chest' shows a woman in a Gothic landscape with swirling laurel leaves, flanked by Tudor Rose-motif iron gates

For a special page of reading notes for this novel CLICK HERE

(Warning: contains spoilers)

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A Pre-Raphaelite-inspired tale of love and destiny

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