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Mediterranean Pictures

"My main aim with LA ROUTE etchings is - as well as bringing warm, aromatic Provencal light into anyone’s sitting room especially on dank, dark British days - is to tell a story that I had to write.
 'La Route des Violettes' is very  'romantic' but not saccharine, and that is me I think or hope!
The twists and turns and one startling denouement - there are two other 'aftershock' denouments - is virtually based on fact.
The book was, in September 2017, self-published in  hardback thankfully in a very limited edition of 500 albeit beautifully bound by Smith Settle with red jackets, the cover embossed with a a small gold figure of the heroine. The reason for pulping is because the pictures, repr'd for etchings I painstakingly make and handprint, are NOT clear and bright. And the last text edit was not activated. So that aggravation is removed to the bin and collectors who bought the original small  edition can say they have a first edition and perhaps sell their book one day!

Hopefully the new edition, larger format, whiter paper with now one more than the 29 pics inside and a new cover, is still about the 33,000 words and thus a 'novella'.  Hopefully this edition will be bigger, better, clearer and not be full of mistakes.
Hopefully it may soon be taken up by an agent and publisher either here in the UK or in France, especially as the French people who have seen it (and the translator of english into french) have been more than enthusiastic about the text and pics. It may do better in France than Britain.
Please contact Piuers for news in March 2018.