Auriel Roe

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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. She started publishing her work three years ago when one of her short stories was shortlisted for a major UK writing competition. A Blindefellows Chronicle is her first published novel and has held the #1 spot for humour in Amazon kindle.
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 dese
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Auriel Roe You don't realize what a good writer you are until you sit down and create so, the revelation of it is really uplifting.
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…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)
Average rating: 4.13 · 118 ratings · 42 reviews · 2 distinct works
A Blindefellows Chronicle

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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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Let The Swine Go Forth by Auriel Roe
"I've never put much value into private schools. While I can see the appeal to being one of the "elite" with the uniform and the slightly smaller class sizes, my parents had me in public school for my whole life until college and in a way I'm grate..." Read more of this review »
Let The Swine Go Forth by Auriel Roe
"Another gem by the author of A Blindfellows Chronicle, Auriel Roe. Former drama teacher Tristram Randolph is offered the position of headmaster at a new school in a former Soviet state now ruled by a despot. The job seems too good to be true and u..." Read more of this review »
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Let The Swine Go Forth by Auriel Roe
"Now, this is one fun ride down the dark, disturbing forest of the modern educational system, full of the seven deadly sins, gross incompetence, and scarred children.

In other words, it's funny as hell.

Roe took us into a public institution last time..." Read more of this review »
Auriel Roe is on page 50 of 248 of The Garden of Blue Roses: Finally getting back to this after reading nothing for ages! (Writing my own novel.) I really like the opening, reminds me of Lemony Snicket - the carefully written early stuff before he churned it out.
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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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