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THE ‘MONA LISA’… ARTFUL or POSSESSED? … THE NINE-TENTHS RULE

Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ beguiling or smiling? Alluring or obscuring? Devious or mischievous? Is she artful or possessed? In my fictional account of her life, ‘LISABETTA – a stolen glance’, she is all of the above. POSSESSION IS NINE-TENTHS OF … Continue reading

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AUTISM, SENTIENT BIRDS, and the GHOST of a PRINCIPESSA

A MYSTICAL ROMANCE of YOUNG LOVE and OLD SOULS Delphi Sharpe, an autistic teenage orphan with the extrasensory ability to converse with birds and paintings, has a tenuous grip on reality. After she falls in love with a boy in … Continue reading

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A RENAISSANCE TREATISE OF UNDYING LOVE

Love survives five-hundred years of dust to rekindle the bittersweet romance between the ghost of Sandro Botticelli and a retired art history professor. As a teenager in 1967, I’d been the poster girl for romantic dreamers in love with love. … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES A PAINTING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

I became a full-grown cynic at eight, yet strangely, the belated gift of a teddy bear proved enlightening. I was definitely no ordinary child.
But then, Virgil was no ordinary bear.
In a life beset with sharp spindles and a distinct lack of white magic, it dawned on me that growing up was a perilous journey of life-threatening surprises. My mother tried to teach me that it was best to welcome each one with the wisdom of my namesake, Marcus Aurelius.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, c.78 B.C. was a philosopher warrior who declared that success can only be reached by accepting, wholeheartedly, every obstacle that comes your way. Sadly, his truth registered too late to save me. I forgot that one must have the courage and patience to recall one’s childlike innocence, and remember, as the best fairy tales impart, to bring one’s whole heart into play when fateful stars drop questions on your plate.
And so, I disappeared long before I ran away from home.
– Aurelia Marcus
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INTRODUCING ‘TIME-SENSITIVE FICTION’

MIDDLE-GRADE TIME SLIP ADVENTURES WRITTEN IN LITERARY PROSE FOR THE ADULT READER – an adapted genre from author V Knox If time stands still anywhere, it’s at Bede. If ghosts haunt anywhere it’s in Bede Hall Bede Hall hovers in … Continue reading

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‘AMUSE BOUCHE’ … WORDS TO AMUSE THE MOUTH

LISA IS A BIG GIRL… She can speak for herself! “My name, Lisabetta Buti was an affront to my existence. I was Leonardo da Vinci’s beloved kid-sister, his assistant and apprentice, and the mother he was denied. We were born … Continue reading

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A TASTE OF INDIGO

A STORY OF YOUNG LOVE AND OLD SOULS When the extrasensory abilities of Delphi Sharpe, an autistic girl who converses with paintings and birds, are transplanted into the circuits of an android designed to retrieve famous works of art lost … Continue reading

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‘ET OB HOC AD’… AFTER, BEFORE, AND BECAUSE OF IT

When one door closes, another door opens And so, as ‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ closes ‘the Bede trilogy’ – a time-slip adventure for ages thirteen and up, I open up the before time: ‘AFTER, BEFORE, AND BECAUSE OF’ the trilogy in the … Continue reading

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FACES FROM A DREAM OF HISTORY

In ‘TOMORROW AGAIN’, the ancient magic of alchemy brings wall paintings and carvings in an Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb, to life. And so, within the pages of my fanciful trilogy for ages 12 and up, I endeavor to bring the boy … Continue reading

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CATNAPPED

‘TOMORROW AGAIN’, book 3 of the Bede Trilogy by V Knox – a middle-grade time-slip adventure where the present day cats of Bede Village, in England, dream travel to ancient Egypt through a cat flap in Sarah Goodman’s kitchen. There … Continue reading

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