Brittany Stones Scratchboard book cover illustration - 3/31/2019

Materials used: 6x6 inch Black-coated Ampersand board and scratching tools.

This is book #104 of 160 paperback novels being transcribed by The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

This is a gothic love story/thriller novel that takes place in Brittany, France. You can purchase a copy from The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

Here's the first bit and a link to chapter one of Brittany Stones.

The London fog was all about me, thick and yellow, stifling at times, in which the faint echo of my heels sounded with uncanny clarity. It was as if I walked in a city of the dead; there was no sound other than that which I made myself as I strolled up York Road toward Addington. I had come to Waterloo Station, and finding no cab, I was now carrying the little portmanteau that had been my companion all the way from the Cotswold Hills in the West Country.

I was to meet my half-brother Michael, to accompany him across the Channel to Brittany, where he intended to make his researches. I was in a hurry, the cold wetness of the fog ate through my thick woolen pelerine, and my fast pace added to the warmth of my body.

At the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Bridge Street, I hesitated, not quite certain of direction. It was then that I heard the cry, the scuffling of feet. I paused there, scarcely breathing. My hands clenched the handle of the portmanteau more tightly.

Then I heard the gunshot.

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