Clive West's fictional work includes an anthology of short stories with twists (Hobsonís Choice), a full-length novel about official corruption wrecking the lives of ordinary people (The Road) and another in the style of a Victorian romance (Blakefields Mansion).
His non-fiction consists of a book about successful interviewing techniques for job hunters and a guide for sufferers of lymphedema - something he has first hand experience of.
Another collection of twist-in-the-tail short stories (A Snake in the Grass) is due to be published very soon as is the prequel/sequel to Blakefields Mansion (Stonecrest).
He is also a busy ghost-writer, covering a wide range of genres from historical romance to crime in cyber-space although his specialism is in matters relating to training, business and employment.
Clive lived in Cornwall in the South West of England along with Damaris, his writer wife of 30 years, and their three rescue dogs. You can see more about their writing on their company (Any Subject Books) website -www.anysubject.com. All communications are welcomed and are answered personally.
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By Jen Smith and Clive West
"If you loved Downton Abbey, you will love this book" (eclat, Amazon)
"This is a great read that keeps you turning the pages till the end. The writing style and the setting, and characters are is historically accurate and reflect the period well. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel " (GJnDJ, Amazon)
|Autumn 1856 and young and feisty Isabelle Sedgeford runs terrified from Blakefields Mansion, leaving behind her friend Abigail who has fallen in love with a schemer and is being held prisoner for her own protection.|
The two girls had expected an introduction to society, and possibly romance, but instead they walked into a hotbed of intrigue which extends far beyond the walls of the grandiose Mansion in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Izzy urgently needs to find someone she can trust. Of the gentlemen, none has yet proved his worth and integrity beyond doubt. Robert appears to be honest, but is undoubtedly devious. The Lord of the Manor and his friend are clearly hiding a secret. The owner of Stonecrest, the adjacent estate, has a blunt character and a dark stain in his past.
Blakefields Mansion and its sequel, Stonecrest, are realistic historical romances that will draw you into their exciting pages and have you rooting for the Good and True among the many satisfying plot twists.
Do you love the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? If so, Blakefields Mansion is a fresh story with a familiar feel.