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

‘Rhiannon’s Tomcats’: A free short story by Lucinda Elliot for Halloween

  I wrote the following short story  (approximately 2,500 words)  a long time ago, about ten years at least, for a short story writing course.  I believe it was the only one the tutor praised and told me was worthy of publication: he and I did not share the same…

Some Thoughts on a Forgotten Classic: ‘This is the Schoolroom’ by Nicholas Monsarrat.

Speaker in an impoverished UK street in the 1930’s. I have just finished reading Nicholas Monsarrat’s ‘This is the Schoolroom.’  It’s just under 450 pages long in the version I read – no short read. No guesses for where I first saw it – back as a teenager,  on my…

Feminism and Romantic Novels: Lucinda Elliot’s Review of Maya Rodale’s ‘Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained’.

Some years ago, when I started writing spoof historical gothics, I had an open mind about the role that romantic novels play with regard to feminism. When young I had subscribed to the view that they generally endorse the values of patriarchy and sugar coat a confirmation of women’s role,…

 
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