Friday, July 8, 2011

The Keeper


We are asked to pretend that this is a book cover, and to write a blurb that will make you buy the book.

Hermione Glissings
(Author of the Best Selling 'Too Sudden Death!')

Will it keep its secrets for ever?
Dredged up from the bottom of the lake it looks inert, dead, incommunicative.
Yet all is not as it seems.
What strange alchemy will reignite its hidden messages?
Will we learn why Archie threw his precious new type-writer away?
What letter did he write that caused Daisy to kill herself?
And what will Vernon do with his startling knowledge?
Immerse yourself in these voices from the past.
And be shocked!



Australia's flat as a pancake, as everybody knows!
Most of it is desert where almost nothing grows,
But statistics are deceiving! If one lives around the coast,
Steep, steep hills are features that one tends to notice most!
This view was shot by me last week quite near my grandson's school,
An area I don't visit much, not as a general rule.
The hill fell away beneath me, the river stretched-out below,
And beyond the river lay the sea, putting-on its usual show.
Then came the Stockton sand-hills where we 'grow' Hawaii's sand,
And then came some little mountains, delightful although not grand.
And all was seen from the top of a hill, that was simply high enough
To cause an elderly Grandmother to slow down a bit and puff!
This is my hometown, Newcastle, a jewel of New South Wales,
So if you just think 'pancakes' they've been feeding you fairy tales!


Lynette Killam said...

Your book blurb is definitely enticing...we need answers to the many questions you've posed! Did Daisy really kill herself or was she murdered? And just what is it Vernon has learned about Archie that will forever change the family dynamic?

Alas, we may never know...sigh.

Lynn said...

The Keeper wants me to keep reading!

Tammy said...

I like that you have several mysteries intertwined. And dredged up from the bottom of a lake? Just the right touch of creepiness!

Sandra Davies said...

I thought of drowning the typewriter when I first saw this picture ... your tale is far more credible, and with lots of questions attached - should be a page-turner

Susan Fobes said...

Mystery overflows with this one! It's good to see you here at the "blurb" too :)

Calico Crazy said...

This cover photo certainly led to a lot of questions this week. I just love a good mystery.

jabblog said...

An old typewriter with a bad attitude? Once under its spell is the typist unable to break free? Intriguing!

Kay L. Davies said...

Enticing book blurb, Brenda.
And "pancakes" made me laugh.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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