Tuesday 22 December 2015

Christmas Blitz Day 11: Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall

Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray was born in London, and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she's not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at University. 


Following Edward Rochester’s death, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.



Author Top 10!

I live in the south of Spain
I love swimming in outdoor pools in summer
I make a great paella and tiramisu
I’ve been dying my hair with henna for 23 years
I reread Jane Eyre regularly, like every other day!
My favourite 20th century novel is Rebecca
My favourite museum is the Tate Modern
My favourite place to go for a walk is along the South Bank 
I auditioned for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama when I was 18
I speak four European languages

And Some Author Q&A's

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not writing?
I teach English to adults in Spain, full time. I enjoy working out at the gym, going for long walks, reading, travelling, and chatting to my physical and virtual friends.
How many books do you have out, and do you have a favorite?
Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall is my second book. The first is All Hallows at Eyre Hall. Book 3, Midsummer at Eyre Hall is also under way. I love both of my published books. Book one will always be special, but I like the way book two moved the story forward building a more exciting story.

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?
I’ve always been an avid reader, and I’ve wanted to write and publish novels as far back as I can remember. My first book is dedicated to Sister Catherine. She used to read aloud to us during the last hour of class, and always on Friday afternoons. I was twelve at the time. I remember her reading The Moonstone, Oliver Twist, and Vanity Fair, among others. She transmitted her love for literature and especially the Victorians.  

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