Born in England, Gervase spent his military service hunting terrorists through the forests of Mount Kenya. After studying medieval history at Oxford he caught the Transiberian train to Vladivostok on his way to Japan, where he lived for four years. He travelled back to Europe overland and then spent three years in Lisbon, moving in 1973 to Rio de Janeiro where he now divides his time between an apartment overlooking the lagoon and a farm 3,000 feet up in the mountains where he grows bananas, avocados, persimmon and pecan nuts. He is married with four adult children.
Past and present are intertwined in the life of a writer as his ghost looks back and revisits scenes from his childhood and youth. He relives past love affairs and reviews his successes and failures. As he watches the destinies of old friends and lovers now inexorably unfolding beyond his control, he takes a fresh look at the part he played in their lives.
Published: April 26, 2011.
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Edward is compiling a technical bibliography while Albertine works on her doctoral thesis. They glance up to find they are looking into each other’s eyes. Shyly they both look away. It seems the attraction they have started to feel for each other will come to nothing but then Albertine’s friend Tabitha steps in, determined to stage manage their romance with unforeseeable consequences.
The murder investigation Detective Inspector Harriet Ware is heading takes her into an unsuspected world where publishers wearily fend off a spate of unwanted manuscripts. Her suspects include would-be authors who live as much in the plots they are weaving as in the mundane world they actually inhabit. ‘Crime Fiction for Beginners’ is five novels in one with an unexpected twist at the end.
What was Jake Forrester doing when he disappeared while on an assignment for a reclusive billionaire? Did he really travel to Central Africa? A month later he reappears in a Miami clinic suffering from a nervous breakdown. Whatever happened during that month makes Jake and his wife Sally rich but when she tries to investigate what she discovers is so frightening that she has to run for her life.