Lucinda Elliot

About me

Lucinda Elliot loves to write Gothic historical novels, which isn’t surprising as she was brought up in a series of isolated old houses her parents were renovating which would make ideal settings for a Gothic novel.
After living and working in London for many years, she now lives in mid Wales with her family.
She is fascinated by social history and women’s unwritten history.
She is intrigued by the notion of glorying in cliched themes in writing.
Her novel ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’ set during the French Revoltion in France and North Wales is a take on an Ann Radcliffe type theme with vampires and time warps, while her next novel ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’ is about an author haunted by his own character from Tsarist Russia while ‘Ravensdale’ due out by April 2014 is set during 1792 in England is a spoof of the theme of the Disgraced Earl Framed for Murder Turns Outlaw.

From my website

Yes, I admit it – I’ve read some more of Charles Garvice – adds quickly, ‘Don’t worry, I can handle it, I can give it up at any time…’

In a previous post, I mentioned how I’d done some exploration of the novels of that most mawkish and critically lambasted, but outstandingly popular of the romance writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Charles Garvice. This writer interested me, because he seems to me to be at…

The (Must Have) Devoted Follower in the Classic Robber Novel

The dashing hero – or anti hero – of classical robber novels has to have a Devoted Follower.  It’s a must have accessory. For instant Rinaldo Rinaldini has the ruffianly Ludovico. Pushkin’s Dubrovsky, by contrast, is spoilt for choice – all his band, who consist of his former serfs, are…

‘Ravensdale’ and ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’ Free on Oct 4, 5 and 6 And Some Random Ramblings on Capitalisation

The adventures of Reynaud Ravesnsdale, aka Mr Fox, and Emile Dubois, otherwise known as Monsieur Gilles, are to some extent linked and when doing a giveaway I decided to do it for them both on 4,5and 6 of October. Somebody once congratulated me on ‘how  your links never come out’.…

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