Friday, May 02, 2008

The Widow... Well worth a read...


Anyway, I've finished reading Seraphic's latest The Widow of Saint-Pierre, and enjoyed it thoroughly. The Widow is, of course, the relict of The Tragical Tale of Aelianus of England, but Seraphic brings on an engaging crew of new characters to populate the Island of Saint-Pierre. What's it about? Romance, opera, seaplanes and policemen. It's a touch more serious (in the good sense of the word) than her first novella (which you need not have read to enjoy this book), but that doesn't mean it's any less funny. If you enjoy Seraphic's insights and her prose, then you're going to enjoy this book. It's a rattling good tale.

5 comments:

Mark said...

Policemen!

Uh-oh, she may be in for some fierce critique! (Not that I am mean, but I get twitchy if any fiction makes certain assumptions.)

Seraphic Single said...

Thanks, Zadok! Mark, you terrify me. What on earth? Oh, the policemen. Ah...they're fictional and FRENCH policemen! On an island thousands of miles from mainland Europe. And they're all good chaps, really. No policemen were harmed in the writing of this book.

Mark said...

Ah, French policemen! (That never occurred to me; d'oh!) It is alright then... :)

Seraphic Single said...

(Seraphic rolls on the floor laughing.) What happened to the Auld Alliance, then?

Mark said...

Ummm... it got confused after the Scots-English Act of Union... ;-p