Framed: A Historical Novel about the Revolt of the Luddites

Framed: A Historical Novel about the Revolt of the Luddites

by Christy Fearn

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ISBN-13: 9780615771533
Publisher: Open Books
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Brought up in Lord Byron’s childhood home town of Southwell, UK, Christy Fearn was fascinated from an early age with the local poet. She studied English Literature and Drama at Clarendon College and then York St. John University. Her dissertation focused on William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Byron and the Shelleys.

After graduating, she performed in the play “The Weathercock” which toured Greece as part of the Britain & Greece festival. The play was a revival of the production in which Byron himself starred in 1809.

More recently she has given talks about Byron, Shelley and Coleridge as part of Lowdham Book Festival as well as at the International Byron Society Festival. Framed is her debut novel which tells the story of the Nottingham Framebreakers. Byron is a character in the novel, stepping in to aid the local Luddites and making his maiden speech in the House of Lords.

A self-confessed Byron nut, Christy has a tattoo portrait of her hero on her arm, including the line from his poem “Maid of Athens” – Zwή µou σaς aγaπώ which in Greek means “My life I love you.”

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Kyrana More than 1 year ago
Framed: A Historical Novel About The Revolt Of The Luddites written by Christy Fearn was an unexpected disappointment. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my review and found the title to be quite misleading. Instead of a historical novel, it was a short romance story. The characters never fully developed nor was the promised tale of the Luddites. Instead, the writer wasted my time with free love sexual encounters and descriptions of rape. The telling of the tale is fragmented as the chapters did not flow evenly but were more like snapshots as the author jumped from one point in time to another. This technique is meant for use in a full-length novel where the characters and plot were more developed and a scene shift was relevant to the story. Furthermore, it is not clear why or what political statement was declared at the end of the book. Both the writer and the reader would be better served if it had it been cut during the editing process. Framed is likely a first attempt by an undisciplined novice who has not taken the time to develop their craft along with a clear viewpoint.