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Rohase Piercy

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Rohase Piercy was born in London in 1958 and now lives in Brighton (on the South Coast of England) with her husband Leslie, dog Spike and a fluctuating number of racing pigeons. She has two grown-up daughters.
When her debut novel, 'My Dearest Holmes' was published by the Gay Men's Press in 1988 it provoked howls of outrage from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and from the mainstream media - (SHERLOCK HOMO! He's gay in new book!) However times have changed, and during the last ten years or so it has gained an appreciative readership and has been published in Italian (Mio Diletto Holmes, Tre Editori, 2011) and Japanese (Shinshokan, 2015).
At first glance Rohase's writing may seem confusingly diverse, but all of her novels present well
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Rohase Piercy I'm thinking Helen Mirren would make a rather sleek, inscrutable older female Holmes - with possibly Anne Reid as Watson. Unless we're thinking cross…moreI'm thinking Helen Mirren would make a rather sleek, inscrutable older female Holmes - with possibly Anne Reid as Watson. Unless we're thinking cross dressing, in which case Holmes would have to be someone with a strong, challenging face - Tamsin Greig? Gemma Whelan might make a good Watson in that scenario - I was very impressed with her performance as 'A Perfect Gentleman' in the recent BBC series of monologues 'Queers'.(less)
Rohase Piercy It would have to be Susanna Clarke's 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell''s late 18th century England, to take part in the 'restoration of English…moreIt would have to be Susanna Clarke's 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell''s late 18th century England, to take part in the 'restoration of English Magic'! Not that Norrell would have me as a pupil, being such a misogynist, and Strange would be too busy with all his adventures; but maybe I could come in at the end of the story, and join the reconstructed Learned Society of York Magicians when it opens its membership to anyone, regardless of gender or social class, who genuinely wants to study Magic ...(less)
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Well February is supposed to be a month of purification, in anticipation of Spring at least, it was in Ancient Rome, and of course we still usually have Lent beginning in February and being a votary of Juno, who presides over this month as Lucina, Bringer of Light and Februata, Purifier, I've been doing stuff like cleaning windows and getting rid of clutter. Not that there's much opportunity... Read more of this blog post »
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“Although we have shared lodgings for seven years, we are not--on intimate terms."

I spoke earnestly, for I certainly could not afford to have her misunderstand the situation. She regarded me seriously.

"You are very fond of him, however, and would wish things otherwise," she said.

I gripped the edge of my seat and did not reply. Turning to look at the street, I observed that we were just passing the door of the Cafe Royal and were approaching Regent Circus. I shifted my gaze abruptly to the swaying interior of the hansom. I felt Miss D'Arcy's eyes upon me.

"Is it so very obvious?" I said at last.”
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