Sunday, 10 August 2008

The road to Manderley



I'm back from Edinburgh -- which must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world -- and all went well. Met lots of nice people, including Cornflower, who was wearing a cornflower in the rain...
In the midst of unpacking, and now packing again, because I'm going away with my younger son for a few days. So while I'm gone, here are some pictures of a footpath I recently discovered near Fowey, which crosses the old Menabilly drive. I'd searched for it in the past, but could never find it --- and here it is at last...

5 comments:

oxford-reader said...

That first picture has a faintly creepy sense to it - you look almost etherial with the light behind you like that. Perfect for a Menabilly wandering though ...

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

just stumbled upon your blog...and Daphne. Hooked by the extracts ..wil go to buy it tomorrow....beautifully written...have been feeling a bit gloomy of late and thoughts of reading Daphne has cheered me up...thank you!

Justine Picardie said...

It is a strange picture, I agree -- but very atmospheric. And glad to read the comment from a new visitor -- hope Daphne helps beat the gloominess. Not that its devoid of gloom itself... But I always think it's good to know that you aren't the only one feeling low.

Kit said...

Just finished Daphne and enjoyed it very much. Wonderful mix of people and times! Must have been fun (mostly) to write. I love books that dare to face down time. Some of the most interesting people are dead, but that shouldn't stop us, right? My first book MISS ALCOTT'S E-MAIL also plays with time--book audiences seem to think it's so daring, but it's not, really. Kit in Seattle

Justine Picardie said...

Kit -- thanks for your message. I love the title of your book (Miss Alcott's Email). Shall seek it out this instant...