The Penny Portrait

The Penny Portrait

by Glynis Smy


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The Penny Portrait by Glynis Smy

Harwich 1865

When Elle Buchanan is abandoned by her parents in her sixteenth year, she has no choice but to run from the leering eyes of their landlord. Earlham's beach in the town of Dovercourt, holds memories of her childhood and becomes her home. Hiding out in a rundown shepherd shack she takes stock of her life, and finds friendship in the form of a crippled male, Stanley.

Through various friendships she is able to follow her love of art and earn from her skill. Under the guidance of Angus Argyle, a local art tutor, she thrives. His sharp eye spots a charcoal drawing in her portfolio, and knows the naked man Elle etched. She tells of how they met, and Angus sells the drawing to its model with the promise that they would say nothing.

Elle struggles with the loss of friends, friendship, and love. Growing up alone she is naïve, and her innocence loses her a love she so desperately seeks.

Will Elle have to give up her dream for love or will love find a way into her life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514671986
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2015
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

I'm a 57 year old woman, married for 36 years, a mother of three adult children and grandmother to two grandchildren. I live by the sea in the UK. My love of the Victorian era inspired my historical novel writing. I was a nurse, and am a carer for my mother: my background helps with writing my medical stories.

As a self-published author, I was thrilled to be shortlisted for The Festival of Romance Fiction New Talent Award 2014. One of my historical romance novels made it into the second round of ABNA 2014, (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award). It also reached the top 100 paid best seller listings in three categories on Amazon UK, 2014 / 15. It was also added to the IndieRecon (London Book Fair Fringe Festival), 2015 brochure, as a recommended read. And my books are housed in Suffolk libraries. My writing has been likened to, Josephine Cox and Catherine Cookson.

I've had articles published in magazines both in UK and Cyprus, (where I lived for eight years). I also write poetry and short stories. When I'm not networking, writing or researching for my books, I make greetings cards for charity, enjoy gardening, fishing and walking the promenade.

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