A Man of Genius

The hardback edition and an unabridged audiobook (read by Miriam Margolyes) are now available in the UK from all good bookshops (Released March 2016 by Bitter Lemon Press). Press Release

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A Man of GeniusA Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into obsession and secrecy. It mirrors a physical journey from flamboyant Regency England through a defeated Europe struggling to create a new order after the upheavals of the Napoleonic conquests.

Ann, an author of cheap Gothic novels, becomes obsessed with Robert James, regarded by many, including himself, as a genius; she is captivated by his Romantic ideas, his talk, and his band of male followers. The pair leaves London for occupied Venice, where Ann tries to cope with the monstrous ego of her lover. The relationship grows tortuous as Robert descends into violence and near madness. Forced to flee with a stranger, she delves into her past, to be jolted by a series of revelations— about her lover, her parentage, the stranger and herself.

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  1. Good Morning Professor Janet Todd
    My name is John Kidd, I am in the midst of writing a Television series about the story of Inkle and Yarico. I have incorporated Mary Wollstonecraft into the series as we look at the implications of the Opera (1787) effecting the hearts and minds of the general public and influencing the Abolition of the Slave Trade and the role of women in Society in that era. I would love to have a brief word with you about Mary W as I build her character into the series.
    As background I have built two websites Yarico.com and yaricoproductions.com.

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