Charlotte is a mature student who's delighted to have secured a place on Cambridge University's undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing programme, commencing October 2017. This website highlights a selection of Charlotte's original writing - short fiction, reviews, academic essays - and an occasional journal, Chez Rose.She resides in a hamlet on the Devon/Somerset border with her husband/mentor, William (you can meet him on the 'Contact Form' page).
Current reads: Guests of the Nation, Frank O'Connor; Catholics, Brian Moore; Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth, Joseph Campbell
A revival of the play by Gore Vidal - Theatre Royal Windsor, 12th-23rd September and further dates elsewhere.
Tales From Abbeyknockmoy Manor: 'On Feast Days a Curranty Cake' - the second in a proposed series of linked short stories (the first titled 'Cloudcuckooland') and inspired by the lives of Lady Augusta Gregory and William ('Willy') Butler Yeats.
Site updated: 20th September 2017
"I therefore decided to say No henceforth to every suggestion, request or inquiry whether inward or outward. It was the only simple formula which was sure and safe. It was difficult to practise at first and often called for heroism but I persevered and hardly ever broke down completely. It is now many years since I said Yes."
O'Brien, F. (1993). The Third Policeman, London: Flamingo Modern Classics, p.31