Category Archives: Illustrated Scenes from the novel

Intermezzo

Intermezzo

  At such intimate quarters, the only part I could observe of her, without being rude, was her shoes which, to give them their due, held my attention well. They were in the form of ladybugs: red patent leather with

Intermezzo

Intermezzo

  At such intimate quarters, the only part I could observe of her, without being rude, was her shoes which, to give them their due, held my attention well. They were in the form of ladybugs: red patent leather with

Edward Smoking

Edward Smoking

“I’ve started acupuncture,” said Edward. “It hurt but it was worth it. I haven’t enjoyed the taste of a single cigarette all day.” “How many have you smoked?” “About twelve. And I’m not craving them either.”

Edward Smoking

Edward Smoking

“I’ve started acupuncture,” said Edward. “It hurt but it was worth it. I haven’t enjoyed the taste of a single cigarette all day.” “How many have you smoked?” “About twelve. And I’m not craving them either.”

Kat before the King!

Kat before the King

    The King was shouting, working himself into a terrible rage while Eva raced round him, her pin thin legs encased in graphic black and white tights, fanning the Royal Highness with sheaves of architects’ plans, and he, crimson

Kat before the King!

Kat before the King

    The King was shouting, working himself into a terrible rage while Eva raced round him, her pin thin legs encased in graphic black and white tights, fanning the Royal Highness with sheaves of architects’ plans, and he, crimson

Asleep on the beech

Asleep on the beach

  “I know where we can sleep. Come on!” I found him by an old upturned boat. “What do you think?” I surveyed the flakey blue paint, the damp exposed wooden slats, the tendrils of seaweed. “I’m game if you

Asleep on the beech

Asleep on the beach

  “I know where we can sleep. Come on!” I found him by an old upturned boat. “What do you think?” I surveyed the flakey blue paint, the damp exposed wooden slats, the tendrils of seaweed. “I’m game if you

At the Factory

At the Factory

“I don’t care how you do it, even if you have to live down there and sleep under their machines, it better be done. What are you still standing there for?”

At the Factory

At the Factory

“I don’t care how you do it, even if you have to live down there and sleep under their machines, it better be done. What are you still standing there for?”

Villains

The Villains

I watched Arturo and Paola leaning in to talk quietly to each other, pale faces almost touching like two theatre masks. Was it my imagination or did they also possess a freakish ability to float a few inches above the

Villains

The Villains

I watched Arturo and Paola leaning in to talk quietly to each other, pale faces almost touching like two theatre masks. Was it my imagination or did they also possess a freakish ability to float a few inches above the

Mammone!

‘Mammone’ Up Ahead!

I had happened upon and observed in its natural habitat one of Italy’s most indigenous species: the mammone. On such an encounter, it is recommended to have binoculars, photographic equipment, even a picnic to enjoy these colorful creatures. Then it

Mammone!

‘Mammone’ Up Ahead!

I had happened upon and observed in its natural habitat one of Italy’s most indigenous species: the mammone. On such an encounter, it is recommended to have binoculars, photographic equipment, even a picnic to enjoy these colorful creatures. Then it