This website highlights a small selection of Charlotte's original writing - short fiction, reviews, academic essays and an occasional journal, Chez Rose. Her work in progress is a proposed biographical novel inspired by the relationship between William 'Willie' Butler Yeats and his patron, Lady Augusta Gregory. She is a postgraduate Creative Writing student.
'Home' is a remote stone cottage near the banks of the River Exe which she shares with her best friend, husband and mentor, William.
William Deadman, 2017
Currently reading: Wieland; Or, the Transformation - an American Tale, Charles Brockden Brown
Prescient thoughts from the late Professor R. A. S. Macaslister cited in Morton, H. V. (1931), In search of Ireland, London: Methuen. (For full screen view, click on image).
Writers gonna write TOM RACHMAN
'Books on proper English do strangely well – perhaps because those who buy books are those who mind about apostrophes. Such volumes are supposed to improve your prose. But the true appeal seems to lie in a tasty kind of misanthropy: the reader gets to froth over dimwits who say things like, “She literally disappeared off the face of the earth”. But the language scold always loses in the end. Those kids who, thirty years ago, irked adults by saying “like” all the time are today saying “like” at board meetings, on national broadcasts, and to their own teenagers.'
(extracted from the 19.01.2018 edition of the Times Literary Supplement. The full review may be read here).
Site Update: 21st January 2018
"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