Publication Date: May 28, 2021
Categories: Romance, HumourISBN: 9781913551797
Claire has a good job in Guildford, is articulate and self-sufficient. Archie is an unemployed sculptor from America with no prospects. Claire loves Archie. She alone recognises his well-hidden talents. Archie thinks of Claire as his best friend, but nothing more.
When an impatient driver crashes into a tree, Archie senses that from this he can create his perfect sculpture. The tree is delivered to his room, and there it remains, untouched. Archie then disappears without an explanation. Months pass. Encouraged by her best friend, Claire sets out to find Archie, a trip that takes her halfway across the world.
Archie begins to understand that he needs to face reality, the tree and Claire…
Praise for Painted Angel:
“A unique and heart-warming story... “
– Linda Regan, author (The DCI Banham Series et al) and actress (Film & TV inc. Hi-De-Hi!. Minder, General Hospital)
“What a tale! What a journey!”
– Jeffrey Holland, comedy actor (Hi-De-Hi!, And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel et al)
“Brilliant. I didn’t want it to end...”
– Judy Buxton, actress, theatre (RSC) and TV (On The Up, et al)
“The story begins with a bang but then turns into a journey deep into the human heart.”
– Paul A. Mendelson, television writer (May To December, My Hero et al) and author (In the Matter of Isabel, Must Have GSOH et al)
Charles Garland is a writer, composer, television producer and director. He grew up and went to school in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where he currently resides. He previously lived in Guildford from where he commuted to the BBC in Shepherd’s Bush. He’s worked on every type of programme over the years including ‘Allo! Allo!’, Blue Peter’, ‘Top of the Pops’ and even three Royal Variety shows. Charles is now concentrating on various projects, including two feature-length screenplays, a 75-minute stage play, a two-part television drama, and this, his debut novel.
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