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Essie Fox

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Hereford, The United Kingdom
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My latest novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey is about an Edwardian silent film actress who has lived in a crumbling cliff top house for more than half a century, until she confides her story to the journalist, Ed Peters ... who rapidly finds himself immersed inside her dark and eerie world.

I've also written three Victorian novels, the first of which - The Somnambulist - was shortlisted for the UK National Book Awards, featured on Channel 4's TV Book Club, and has been optioned for TV/film.

Elijah's Mermaid, features the hypocrisy in Victorian art and literature. It has brothels, asylums, and freak shows...not forgetting the mermaids!

The Goddess and the Thief is an 'oriental gothic', with Indian Maharajahs, Hindu gods and sacred diamonds ...
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Essie Fox For The Last Days of Leda Grey, I saw an old silent film of Morcambe Bay, made in about 1901. From that point on I knew I wanted to write about…moreFor The Last Days of Leda Grey, I saw an old silent film of Morcambe Bay, made in about 1901. From that point on I knew I wanted to write about Edwardian films.(less)
Essie Fox Places. Pictures. Objects. Almost anything can set me off, and then my imagination runs wild. But I do like to start with a focus on something…morePlaces. Pictures. Objects. Almost anything can set me off, and then my imagination runs wild. But I do like to start with a focus on something tangible, something I can see. For that reason I often visit art galleries and museums.(less)
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The Somnambulist

3.34 avg rating — 1,937 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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3.50 avg rating — 918 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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3.32 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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3.61 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN...

Winking Santa by Essie Fox


The VV has found her old box of watercolour paints and created this greetings card of Santa Claus to say thank you and to wish a very Happy Christmas to each and every one of you who follow The Virtual Victorian blog.
While painting she started to ponder on how odd it is that, before Queen Victoria came to throne in 1837 there were no commercial Christmas cards – that... Read more of this blog post »
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The Almanack by Martine Bailey is a beguiling historical novel set in the Georgian era. With echoes of Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders - her Fortunes and Misfortunes - this entertaining mystery offers us fortunes of another kind, being the riddles and ...more
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Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor is a tenderly observed account of the – sometimes surprising – inspirations that eventually led to the creation of what many call the masterpiece of gothic literature.

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“Everything we write with concentration, intensity and our whole hearts takes us somewhere.”


I confess I’m not a great reader of books about creative writing, but once I’d opened the first page of The Novel Inside
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The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger is the fictionalised history of the extraordinary life of Lady Virginia (Ginie) Courtauld over the course of thirty years, from the 1920’s until the 1950’s. During this time, along with her beloved second husband ...more
" It's amazing to think of a child receiving that book - and the fact that the child is no longer here. The proof of a life, otherwise forgotten. "
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There's a real skill to writing immersive short stories - creating entire worlds in just a few pages. I loved this collection by Elizabeth Baines.
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