Saturday, November 02, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:30 am by M. in , , ,    5 comments
This is another vanity publishing effort to write a sequel to Wuthering Heights. Well, according to the author it is not exactly a sequel but Emily Brontë's second novel... verbatim. This is ghostwriting, literally.
Westerdale
Morwenna J. Holman
ISBN : 978 1 84897 315 2
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Published : 2013-09-02

The reader will find within these pages a saga of two related families driven by tragedy. Morwenna Holman’s writing reflects a combination of styles akin to earlier 19th and 20th century authors; nevertheless this unique tragic tale is written with not only a feeling of drama set in the wild landscape of the northern moors, but with an insight into the tragic and personal mental collapse of one of the heroes.
The author is interviewed on FemaleFirst:
Westerdale was dictated to me by Spirit when I was 19 years of age. It was inevitable that the novel would surface again as it is the second book from the pen of Emily Brontë which was destroyed by her sister Charlotte before it was finished. It was only when I visited the Haworth Parsonage and saw this spirit again and the portrait of Emily that I realised who she was. She was one of the most difficult spirits I have worked with as a Spirit writer as she was a real perfectionist! (...)
Who are your favourite authors?
It has to be the Brontës and of course that classic masterpiece Wuthering Heights. I also enjoy Thomas Hardy and other classical writers like Dickens. A Christmas Carol is a perfect moral example of the dangers of coveting riches.
What is next for you?
I have just started my eighth novel, Winter Violet, communing with a spirit called Violet Winter who is anxious to tell her sad story through my writing. And I am hoping there will be a prequel to Westerdale telling the early story of Heaton's life, if Spirit will oblige. I ask nightly that my books generate enough money to build a proper cattery and so ensure no abandoned felines of Morley sleep rough and hungry. (Lucy Walton)
Reviews of the book can be found on Impressions on Ink and  artsandyouthlove.

5 comments:

  1. The prequel to Westerdale which illuminates Heaton's past and explains just how he came to be wandering on the moors at the start of the novel has now been completed. I shall be self publishing it later this year, again all the proceeds will go to charity.

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  2. The prequel to Westerdale called Heaton has been completed and this will illuminate the tyrant's background and upbringing, explaining why and how he came to be wandering on the moors at the start of Westerdale. Again all profits from the book will go to charity as I shall be self publishing it.

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  3. Hi guys, Heaton (the prequel to Westerdale) by Morwenna Holman is now out... could you post something on this blog about it?

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  4. I have read both books and they are very good! Am also enjoying the new book by Morwenna Holman called Bleak Spirit about the life of Emily Bronte

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  5. I have read both books and they are very good! Am also enjoying the new book by Morwenna Holman called Bleak Spirit about the life of Emily Bronte

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