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Lyra
05-02-2011, 11:33 PM
Title: The Adventures of Rosie Crucial
Author(s): Kim Farnell
Publication Date: 1 May 2011
Publisher: Hirst Publishing
Format: Trade paperback
ISBN: 978-1907959226
Price: £9.99

The Adventures of Rosie Crucial is an historical novel full of characters that don't realise they are historical. The story navigates events from the dark to the farcical in the occult underworld of late Victorian England. All Rosie wants is to avoid anything disagreeable. However, renown attaches itself to many an unwilling soul and she knows that if she leaves everything to Constance and Emily, their lives will be filled with no more than lemon cake and ribbons. Andrew simply wants to have an adventure and Babula is only an occasional juggler. So things get out of hand very quickly. In quest of the unknown, the spectacular, bizarre and differently entertaining, this fameless five head across the globe. They move effortlessly from drawing room seances to exotic fakirs and from fairies to Ferris wheels (but never quite to Sweden). Yet life’s mundanities constantly interfere with their mission. They discover why corpses are notoriously difficult to dispose of, and how aspiration to higher thought offers little protection against the passions stirring within. However, their biggest problem is the disorganised aspect of their committee meetings. These are the people destined to lead the world into a new spiritual age. Oh dear.

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Lyra
12-30-2015, 04:31 AM
Title: The Taste of Custard
Author(s): Kim Farnell
Publication Date: 7 August 2015
Publisher: Create Space
Format: Print & Kindle
ISBN: 1515383792
Price: $16.99/$5.67


William is young, unemployed and bored. Life in seventeenth century London is not well-suited to him, nor he to it. But after Mr Flowers falls into a swoon at the serving of a custard, William’s destiny is revealed: a quest for perfection. In custard. Should William succeed, he can lay claim to Mr Flowers’ fortune. William desires not only to save his father from the debtor’s bench, but also to fill his empty days and the hole in his heart left by the departure of his beloved friend, Ferdinando. Most of what William has so far learnt in life is from books, so this is where he begins. It soon becomes clear that an ability to boil mice is of limited use. The story of William’s quest is one of astrology and alchemy, cooking and hairdressing, and of young men with exotic tastes in dress. But most of all, it is the story of custard.

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