A Novel by
Property in the bricks and mortar sense, has a definite feel to it. To use modern phrases, it can have either good vibes or bad vibes. Some properties feel as if the sunlight has danced on their roofs and dappled their walls since the day they were built. By contrast, others have a most unattractive feel about them. A considerable number even feel as if someone has died there the day before. The cold dankness of them can be felt from across the street.
I believe in
what might be called the 'properties of property'; but can a house be a
character in a book? A house can certainly have character. Fictionally,
Howard's End and
The house in
my book in
The other main character in my book is George Campbell, new owner of the Chateau. Unusual discoveries lead him gradually to the house's deep secrets and he feels challenged when tracking down the previous owners of the Maison du Lac in an effort to restore the family's plundered heritage.
opens in wartime
are a Jewish family who have a modest Chateau in the French countryside. They
are the last descendants of a wealthy
years later, a moderately successful writer George Campbell sells the film
rights to one of his books. With the proceeds he tours
These two characters, the chateau and the writer, combine to discover the fate of the Raphaels.