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Auriel Roe

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Whitehaven, The United Kingdom
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PG Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, Stella Gibbons

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Auriel Roe is an author and artist who spent the earlier part of her career teaching drama and art in secondary schools in England and abroad. One of her short stories was shortlisted for a major UK writing competition. Her debut novel 'A Blindefellows Chronicle' held the #1 spot for humour in Amazon kindle (US, Canada and UK).
Praise for the author's debut novel... “A sprightly, inventive novel, rich in amusing characters and situations. I enjoyed every word of it.” Tony Connor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
In November 2018, Auriel's 2nd novel was unleashed. 'Let The Swine Go Forth' follows the misadventures of a group of teachers in a new international school out in the desert of a totalitarian state. The autobiography of her
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Auriel Roe I wait and do something else for a while. You've got to enjoy the writing experience, not make it feel laboured, then the reader will have a better ex…moreI wait and do something else for a while. You've got to enjoy the writing experience, not make it feel laboured, then the reader will have a better experience. I have other interests besides writing - I'm an artist, an art teacher and enjoy travel. I couldn't be a full time writer - far too challenging! Also, you have to be out in the world getting experiences or what will you use for your writing?(less)
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A Blindefellows Chronicle

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Let The Swine Go Forth

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A Blindefellows Chronicle

Here's the opening of my new novel, enjoy....

It was midday on 31 August, and the new history master had arrived at Blindefellows, a former charity school for poor blind boys, now a second-division private school for anyone who could pay. Twenty-six-year-old
Charles Sedgewick gingerly carried one little cardboard box at a time into his assigned rooms in Loaghtan Wing, nervously
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A Blindefellows Chronicle by Auriel Roe
"I really liked Blindefellows — a generous serving of Olde Engeland, a complete carvery mounted with pneumatic Yorkshire pudding and salty brown gravy.

I’m fond of Wodehouse and Waugh and MacDonald Fraser, so this was a natural fit. Some of the stories" Read more of this review »
A Young Lady's Miscellany by Auriel Roe
"I haven't been reading many memoirs lately, but I was given the chance to read A Young Lady's Miscellany awhile back, and it was certainly a worthwhile experience. A lot of memoirs I've read in the past tend to be on the overly dramatic side (with a " Read more of this review »
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Sylvia Smith is one of my favourite memoirists in a no-frills, tell it as it is sort of way. There's a minimalistic hint of the narrator's opinions which I quite like, as well as her coming across as leading a hopelessly meaningless life.. 'For dinne ...more
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Of course, we've all seen the great film version(s) and know how it ends (no spoilers here) but I was interested to finally read an Agatha Christie. The structure is simplistic with the bulk of the novel being take up thus... a chapter each for each ...more
A Young Lady's Miscellany by Auriel Roe
"Until a few years ago I had read very few auto/biographical works. Then I started reading those of some people I admired, mainly actors, musicians and the like. I found the books interesting, but none as fascinating or amusing as A Young Lady’s Misce" Read more of this review »
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Auriel Roe Majenta wrote: "Hello, Auriel! Thank you for contacting me, and thank you very much for saying you're enjoying my reviews! Congratulations on your book! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Happy Autumn 20..."
Belated thanks - I only just saw this! Thanks for your reviews as they encourage me to read more, which I ought to be doing now I'm properly writing ;)


Majenta Hello, Auriel! Thank you for contacting me, and thank you very much for saying you're enjoying my reviews! Congratulations on your book! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Happy Autumn 2017, and Happy Weekend! Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


Trevor I was going to message you to thank you for adding me, but there doesn't appear to be any way to do that on this page. Thank you all the same. All the best

Trevor


Supratim Auriel wrote: Ah okay. Paperback will be out in a couple of weeks - I'm very happy to send to India!

Thank you, Auriel! :)

I tried to send you a message through Goodreads, but was not able to. Please send me a message so that I can share my contact details with you.


Auriel Roe Supratim wrote: "Auriel wrote: "Supratim wrote: "Hi Auriel,

Thanks for the friend invite!

Regards,
Supratim"

Thanks for the acceptance! Let me know if you'd like a look at my newly published book :)"

Hi Auriel..."

Ah okay. Paperback will be out in a couple of weeks - I'm very happy to send to India!


Supratim Auriel wrote: "Supratim wrote: "Hi Auriel,

Thanks for the friend invite!

Regards,
Supratim"

Thanks for the acceptance! Let me know if you'd like a look at my newly published book :)"


Hi Auriel,

Thanks for the offer! But, as I have mentioned in my profile - I do not read ebooks. I understand it might not be convenient for you to send a paperback all the way to India.

Your book looks interesting! I wish you best of luck.

Regards,
Supratim


Auriel Roe Supratim wrote: "Hi Auriel,

Thanks for the friend invite!

Regards,
Supratim"


Thanks for the acceptance! Let me know if you'd like a look at my newly published book :)


Supratim Hi Auriel,

Thanks for the friend invite!

Regards,
Supratim


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