Read Part 1 “Will you be opposing the Frame Work Bill, Mr. Hill?” asked Philippa. She believed that he would soon be an eminent politician, and one day perhaps even prime minister. She wanted to remember every word he said so that she could relate them when the time came. How lucky it would be… Read More
CHAPTER 1 The sound of her horse’s hooves on the road was Philippa’s favourite. As Udolpho trotted briskly up Castle Street, she felt her heart race to match the beat. One or two people – shopkeepers mostly – bowed or curtsied as she passed them, and she graced them each with a passing nod, but… Read More
Do you know that moment when you realise that life has given you exactly what you wanted, in the easiest way possible, at the best time possible, and in the best order possible, even if you couldn’t recognise it at the time? That’s where I am right now. Here’s how it began.
It was getting harder to find the ingredients. Now almost all of the time his daughter spent with him they wasted in travelling to far-flung villages, seeking the stones and herbs of his craft. He was reviled as soon as people divined his purpose, and stones were flung at his head as readily as curses.… Read More
“If there could be one perfectly happy person in the world, if society could support them so that they had every opportunity to be carefree, and were never forced to do anything they didn’t want to do in order to be accepted as a member of that society… would you support the scheme, even if… Read More