Charlotte Collins has a fresh mystery to solve in The Hunsford Curse.
Misfortunes strike Rosings, and one of Lady Catherine’s guests seems intent on exploiting the estate’s troubles. Which turns out to be bad news for Anne de Bourgh.
Someone needs to take matters in hand. And that someone is Charlotte Collins.
And, so, I invite you to walk the streets of Hunsford and the corridors of Rosings once more. Allow Sarah Littleworth to pour you a herbal brew in her still room, then settle down to enjoy Charlotte’s latest story.
This is where such an announcement should probably end: authors are supposed to project a veneer of relaxed competence, whatever the nature of the writing process.
However, keeping matters (relatively) lighthearted with all that was happening in the world in the last couple of years proved a challenge when writing this new novella.
What made it easier, apart from the kind support and enthusiasm of readers, friends, and family, was focusing on my two main reasons for ever putting pen to paper.
First, saving the world seems an improbable career option right now. But I hope I can at least help people escape from daily stress and negative headlines.
Isn’t that what fiction can do for us? Pull us into other worlds and lives from the comfort of the sofa. Perhaps make us smile and turn the last page fondly after time well spent reading.
Second (and most importantly), I get to poke fun at Mr Collins.
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