Audrey leaves her comfortable life in the south of England to move into an old school boarding house on the edge of a moor. She is welcomed by locals who are unaware of the
real reason she has come to their small town.
Tina, an estate agent, feeling guilty for selling the house is worried about Audrey’s safety as she believes the folklore about a schoolboy who never went home.
Property developers are angry at losing a site that is ripe for development and has plans for Audrey’s future.
Malcolm, a widower, was Audrey’s Good Samaritan at the end of her long train journey and much to his surprise their brief encounter becomes a passionate romance, until one fateful
When and where do you prefer to write?
I used to write in a study at the top of our house but when the internet / broadband really took off in about 2005, I got lonely as I wasn’t just creating anymore, I was also fielding emails etc. Now my children are grown-up, I have a work area near our kitchen so that even if I am creating I can still be part of life in the house and not feel cut-off. Also, I wake very early and can write for a few hours, especially at the weekend, whilst the family is asleep.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
My ritual is getting as much done as possible in my head before approaching the laptop.
– Is there a drink or some food that keeps you company while you write?
Tea, coffee …and a glass of wine as a reward.
– What is your favourite book?
The most important series of books has to be Harry Potter. We spent a fortune buying our sons their own books, the audio tapes for the car, the toys, the bedding, the DVDs and, of course, seeing all the films. No book in my lifetime comes close to Harry Potter in terms of impact. Both my sons are readers and excellent spellers, thanks to Trojan work by J K Rowling.
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
Drama is my genre laced with thrills, suspense, emotion and love.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
I should do but I don’t. I let them percolate in my head – seems to work!
– Which genre do you not like at all?
Fantasy, superheroes, war, terrorism…
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Sandi Toksvig – she would bring out the best in me and although I would be in awe, I could still look down at her!
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you choose and why?
China… my grandfather was a Methodist missionary in China for fifteen years and there is a story to his life there and subsequent marriage that is begging to be told.
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About the author
Romola Farr first trod the boards on the West End stage aged sixteen and continued to work for the next eighteen years in theatre, TV and film – and as a photographic model. A trip to Hollywood led to the sale of her first screenplay and a successful change of direction as a screenwriter and playwright. Bridge To Eternity is her debut novel.
Romola Farr is a nom de plume.