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Stealing Roses

It is 1862, and the railway is coming to the bustling seaside town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Eveline Stanhope, is a forthright 19 year-old struggling against the restrictions of her middle-class Victorian life, and for her it means the destruction of much that she holds dear.

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Arresting Beauty

Based on true historical events, Arresting Beauty follows the extraordinary story of Mary Ryan, who was found begging on Putney Heath at the age of ten by the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

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Dimbola – the setting for Arresting Beauty

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Reviews for Arresting Beauty

‘For anyone who knows and loves the Isle of Wight, there had to be a right way to tell the story of life in Julia Margaret Cameron’s Dimbola Lodge, and Tennyson’s Farringford, and Cooper has found it. ARRESTING BEAUTY is a gem.’ Dominic Minghella, Writer and Producer For full reviews go to¬†https://beachy books.com/bookshop/arresting-beauty

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Arresting Beauty – my new novel

I am delighted to announce that my new novel, Arresting Beauty, was published by Beachy Books on 30th September 2023. Joanne Owen, Editorial Expert at Lovereading, said: ‘Based on real people, this reels with romance, period atmosphere, and the spirit of a young woman who teeters between her working-class roots and bohemian high society in […]

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