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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 felt forced to write.
 'La Route des Violettes' is  'romantic' but far from saccharine.
The twists and turns and one startling denouement - there are two other 'aftershock' denouments - is based on fact. An att empted murder is not from 'real, however.
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 outstanding 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 for more than they thought they would.

Hopefully the new edition, larger format, whiter paper and now with no mistakes and no poor writing (and with 5 more than the 29 pics inside as in the mainly all pupled privately sold first edition of 500) is now just over 40,000 words and thus a 'novel, illustrated'.  Hopefully this edition will be bigger, better, clearer and not have any 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 have been more than enthusiastic about the text and pics. It may do well in France, so translation is possible.

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