The following is a snippet about the son of Robert Catesby, based on the few facts I have been able to glean about him. The ringleader of the Gunpowder Plot, was a conflicted absent father who had been through the death of his elder son, his wife and his father within a span of about three years.
My father was unable to cope with the idea of loving me. He saw me as being responsible for the death of love, as my mother had suffered complications during my birth and was unable to recover.
He had loved her so completely, that he was unable to find peace in the job of bringing me up and instead sought solace in alcohol and physical exertion. He rejoined the only life that he truly understood, the life of a soldier and left my upbringing in the hands of others.
Copyright Emily Morris 2018
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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