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A Child of the Cloth

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"I suppose, you would not believe that love did touch me once.
It was the spring of 1939 and I was just nineteen years old…
His name was Arthur Halfpenny."

James E. Probetts once found himself sitting and talking to a lady of indeterminate years, who told him of a love that had touched her many years before. Captivated, he was encouraged to tell her tale through A Child of
Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Matador (first published October 18th 2013)
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Jan 14, 2014 eyes.2c rated it really liked it
A story of it's times.

I must admit the cover was what first attracted me to look further at this novel. I had just finished a NYC galleries refresher, and this painting by William Powell Frith (1819-1909), Lover's Seat: Shelly and Mary Goodwin in Old St. Pancras Churchyard (1877) is what drew me in. This referencing to portrait painters and poets of that period indeed sets the scene.
It also juxtaposes interaction between the two young lovers in the story.
The soft gentle overtones, the adoring po
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