I’m sharing a gust post today from Liz Treacher, author of The Wrong Envelope as part of the blog tour.
About the book
Summer 1920. Two worlds are about to collide.Evie Brunton loves her job. Twice a day, she spins along the narrow lanes of Devon on her bicycle, delivering letters from a heavy post bag. When the flamboyant London artist, Bernard Cavalier, drops like a meteor into her sleepy village, everything changes. Bernard is supposed to be painting for an important exhibition, but the countryside has its own charms, in particular his young post lady…Light and witty, and full of twists and turns, The Wrong Envelope is a charming romantic comedy. It captures the spirit of another age – when letters could change lives.
The Wrong Envelope is available to purchase now – Amazon
Location for The Wrong Envelope
I was born in Newton Abbot in Devon and, although I only lived there as a baby, Devon has stayed with me. My father was in the navy and he was away on a survey ship while my mother was pregnant, so she went home to live with her parents. They lived in a rambling cottage within a beautiful garden with a jungle of roses and a constant smell of honeysuckle. And in the room where my mother slept was a large octagonal 1920s clock, like an enormous 50p, with a loud tick. This was the sound I heard before I was born and I have always felt huge affection for it. I now have it at home in my kitchen and, just as the sound of the clock has never really left me, my affection for Devon has never really left me either. I love the meandering narrow lanes flanked by high hedges, the thatched cottages, the rolling countryside, the green fields bordered with dark bushes, like the leading in a stained–glass window. I love the way that whenever you climb a hill you can always see the sea. As a child I spent idyllic summer holidays there. Summer always felt long and hot and as if it would last forever. It was this feeling I wanted to recreate in my first novel, ‘The Wrong Envelope’. The hero, Bernard Cavalier, an impulsive London artist who is too distracted by Mayfair’s high society to paint, is banished to Devon to ensure he is ready for a looming exhibition. He is initially dismayed at being sent away from the buzz of London, but the countryside soon weaves its own magic…
About the author
Liz is a writer, a Creative Writing teacher and an Art photographer. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland with a view of the sea. Her love of images influences her writing.
Her debut novel, ‘The Wrong Envelope’, is a romantic comedy, set in 1920 in Devon, England. It tells the story of Bernard, an impulsive artist and Evie, his beautiful post lady. You can watch the trailer on this page, under ‘Videos’. Light and witty, and full of twists and turns, ‘The Wrong Envelope’ captures the spirit of another age – when letters could change lives.
The sequel, ‘The Wrong Direction’, follows Evie and Bernard to London, and charts their further adventures in Mayfair’s high society. Wild parties, flirtatious models, jealous friends – Bernard and Evie must negotiate many twists and turns if they are to hold on to each other.