The Travelling Philanthropist: A time-slip novel – historical fiction with a difference, by Suzi Bamblett
Suzi Bamblett has written two article for the Daphne du Maurier website - An Imagined Dialogue between Daphne du Maurier and Susan Bamblett: https://www.dumaurier.org/menu_page.php?id=146 and Anticipation for Rebecca, a blog by Suzi Bamblett: https://www.dumaurier.org/news_details.php?id=693&nc=2.
We are now delighted to tell you that Suzi has just published her first novel, The Travelling Philanthropist.
Suzi told us that The House on the Strand is one of her favourite Daphne du Maurier novels, instilling in her a love of time travel books and inspiring both her imagined dialogue with Daphne and her debut novel, The Travelling Philanthropist. In her book, the protagonist, Anna, is catapulted back in time to 1752 and, like The House on the Strand, there are two parallel story threads. Daphne was definitely Suzi's muse when writing this novel.
Here is a short synopsis of the story:
The Travelling Philanthropist - A time slip. A missing child. Can she find herself in time?
Would-be journalist Anna Stratton is estranged from her adoptive parents and living with her boyfriend, but something is missing. Anna's world fractures when she is catapulted back in time. Here, in the eighteenth century, she meets philanthropist Janus Gregory, and together they embark on a quest for a lost foundling. Anna soon discovers life in Georgian London is fraught with danger, and not everyone has her best interests at heart. Meanwhile, in the contemporary world, Anna's parallel existence unravels.
The Travelling Philanthropist, ISBN 978-1-8382550-0-8, can be bought from book shops, price £8.99. Alternatively, you can order signed copies direct from the author by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org £8.99 including p&p to UK addresses.
Suzi is currently writing her second novel, a psychological thriller, Three Faced Doll which is also Daphne inspired with its 'doubles' (The Scapegoat) and 'triples' (The Parasites).