LITERARY LUSCIOUSNESS: Luscious Lifers, I thought some of you might like a little insight into my “Violet Champion” novel…
Literary murder mystery, social commentary
Whilst holidaying in a private resort on the island of Capri, Violet Champion, a 30-something heiress and philanthropist, questions the beliefs and behaviour of the “One Percenters”, the super rich.
When a murder unsettles the idyllic environment, she examines the motives of her fellow guests, social expectation and responsibility, and the relationship between the “old world” of European titles and American industrialists, and the “new world” of reality TV and social media stars.
Think Edith Wharton meets F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Agatha Christie meets Donna Tartt. Hopefully.
The links below, of people who have inspired me, take you to the author’s Amazon literary listings in case you are interested in exploring their work further.
|Truman Capote||Answered Prayers|
|F Scott Fitzgerald||Various|
|Donna Tartt||The Secret History|
|Charlotte Bronte||Jane Eyre|
|Tom Wolfe||Bonfire of the Vanities|
|William Makepeace Thackeray||Vanity Fair|
|Émile Zola||Thérèse Raquin|
|Jane Austen||Pride and Prejudice|
|Honore de Balzac||Various|
|E. M. Forster||Various|
|Virginia Woolf||Mrs Dalloway|
|Bret Easton Ellis||American Psycho|
|Irène Némirovsky||Suite Française|
I’ve spent several months scoping out the structure and plot, and doing research. I have about 66,000 words written so far, although much editing of the existing work is still required.
The first two chapters have been professionally reviewed and fabulous feedback received, which is both exciting and daunting.
I’m not putting a timeframe on it as deadlines just freak me out, but I am trying to make it my main priority, trying to balance it between working on Luscious, as well as the Luscious travel guide to Paris, Central France and the French Riviera, and a guide to luscious living.
Thanks for your support!
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