Veronica Bennett - Author

About the Author

Veronica Bennett works part-time as an English Lecturer.  She graduated from University College, Cardiff in 1975 with an Honours degree in English.  She began her writing career as a freelance journalist, but soon moved into fiction.  Her first book, Monkey, was published in 1998 and was acclaimed by The Times Educational Supplement as "an impressively well-written and audacious debut".  Veronica Bennett is married to a university professor and has two children, and currently resides in Middlesex.

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101 Pieces of Me

101 Pieces of Me

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Is a life in film right for Sarah? Set in the late 1920s against the backdrop of the early days of British cinema, this story is told in 101 numbered parts. By 1925, the rate of 24 frames per second had been established worldwide for silent films. So 101 frames - the pieces of the title - make about four seconds. Four seconds of film is enough for 16-year-old Sarah Freebody to become an object of fascination for a young producer who will not rest until he has secured her for his next project. Sarah becomes Clara Hope, acts in films, meets exciting people, falls in love and, in the end, has to decide whether a life in film is right for her.

101 Pieces of Me

101 Pieces of Me

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 17/09/2015

Is a life in film right for Sarah?Set in the late 1920s against the backdrop of the early days of British cinema, this story is told in 101 numbered parts. By 1925, the rate of 24 frames per second had been established worldwide for silent films. So 101 frames - the "e;pieces"e; of the title - make about four seconds. Four seconds of film is enough for 16-year-old Sarah Freebody to become an object of fascination for a young producer who will not rest until he has secured her for his next project. Sarah becomes Clara Hope, acts in films, meets exciting people, falls in love and, in the end, has to decide whether a life in film is right for her.

The Devil's Promise

The Devil's Promise

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

The time has come to heal a deep wound. After the death of her father, Catriona goes to stay with long-lost relations in Drumwithie Castle. Handsome and witty 21-year-old Jamie calls Catriona Cat, for the faerie cat associated with the Other World who roams the Scottish hills. He believes that Cat was meant to come here so that all the castle's secrets would be revealed: the truth about his mother's incarceration and his father's and grandmother's reluctance to talk about the past - but most of all, what it is the ghost girl who visits the tower wants to tell them.

Cassandra's Sister

Cassandra's Sister

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2013

A powerful, fictionalized account of how love, death and betrayal shaped the life of novelist Jane Austen.Young Jane - or Jenny, as she was known - is a girl with a head full of questions that no one seems able to answer. But the sudden arrival of her worldly-wise cousin, Eliza, to the parsonage in rural Hampshire brings Jenny some of the answers she is seeking and provides the germ of an idea... Building on the close relationship between Jane and her older sister, Cassandra, and drawing on characters and incidents from such masterpieces as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, Cassandra's Sister creates a moving portrait of one of the world's greatest and best-loved writers.

Angelmonster

Angelmonster

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2013

"e;I saw no one but him, dreaming or waking. I fell in love so madly, I almost did not recognize it as love. It was madness and nothing else."e; The story of Mary Wollstonecraft and Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the most famous love stories of all time - passionate yet volatile, heart-warming yet heart-breaking - and the backdrop to the writing of the world-famous novel Frankenstein.

Devil's Promise

Devil's Promise

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2013

The time has come to heal a deep wound.After the death of her father, Catriona goes to stay with long-lost relations in Drumwithie Castle. Handsome and witty 21-year-old Jamie calls Catriona Cat, for the faerie cat associated with the Other World who roams the Scottish hills. He believes that Cat was meant to come here so that all the castle's secrets would be revealed: the truth about his mother's incarceration and his father's and grandmother's reluctance to talk about the past - but most of all, what it is the ghost girl who visits the tower wants to tell them.

Vice and Virtue

Vice and Virtue

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

What happens when you marry for neither love nor money? 1700, London: a city so crowded and unregulated that anyone, should they so desire, could slip away - disappear down a back street and become someone else. After the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Aurora Eversedge is left without a dowry and agrees to marry a much older man who claims to be wealthy, though in poor health. On their wedding night, Edward Francis confesses that, in fact, he is penniless but that his health is robust - also that his proposal of marriage carried an ulterior motive: he wants Aurora to act as a spy for him. Edward's father had left his fortune to his sworn enemy, Josiah Deede. Edward suspects that Josiah murdered his father and is determined to regain his inheritance and bring Josiah Deede to justice. Aurora's first assignment is to make the acquaintance of Josiah's daughter, Celia, and son, Jos, at a Covent Garden theatre. Vice and Virtue is full of acute observation of social life that characterizes Jane Austen's work - the sort of book Jane Austen would have written if she wrote mysteries.

Vice and Virtue

Vice and Virtue

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

What happens when you marry for neither love nor money?1700, London: a city so crowded and unregulated that anyone, should they so desire, could slip away - disappear down a back street and become someone else. After the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Aurora Eversedge is left without a dowry and agrees to marry a much older man who claims to be wealthy, though in poor health. On their wedding night, Edward Francis confesses that, in fact, he is penniless but that his health is robust - also that his proposal of marriage carried an ulterior motive: he wants Aurora to act as a spy for him. Edward's father had left his fortune to his sworn enemy, Josiah Deede. Edward suspects that Josiah murdered his father and is determined to regain his inheritance and bring Josiah Deede to justice. Aurora's first assignment is to make the acquaintance of Josiah's daughter, Celia, and son, Jos, at a Covent Garden theatre. Vice and Virtue is full of acute observation of social life that characterizes Jane Austen's work - the sort of book Jane Austen would have written if she wrote mysteries.

The Broomstick Bike

The Broomstick Bike

Author: Veronica Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Unpuzzle this: What do you get when you mix a rescue mission, a fifty-year-old motorbike, an eleven-year-old boy and his weird, witchy grandma? Zack Mosel's mum and dad are away in far-off Slovodnia, so Zack has no choice but to spend his summer holidays with 'Mag the Hag', his eccentric grandmother. But before the summer can get too boring, Zack finds out his parents have gone missing, and he and Mag take it into their own hands to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents' disappearance. As Mag and Zack trek across Europe, they face wilderness, danger, new friends, enemies and excitement - all while traveling on the seat of an extraordinary motorbike.

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