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    • The Victorian and the Romantic

    • A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time
    • By: Nell Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nell Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 2013, Nell Stevens is embarking on her PhD - about the community of artists and writers living in Rome in the mid-19th century - and falling head over heels for a soulful American screenwriter in another city. As her long-distance romance founders and her passion for academia never quite materializes, she is drawn to Mrs. Gaskell. Could this indomitable Victorian author rescue Nell's pursuit of love, family, and a writing career? Lively and witty, The Victorian and the Romantic is a moving chronicle of two women each charting a way of life beyond the rules of her time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So promising, but...

    • By Anne on 08-19-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Bleaker House

    • Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
    • By: Nell Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nell Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that would let her spend three months, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly. Nell chose Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe more interesting if you are writer?

    • By Leslie on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Mrs Gaskell & Me

    • By: Nell Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nell Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1857, after two years of writing The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell fled England for Rome on the eve of publication. The project had become so fraught with criticism, with different truths and different lies, that Mrs Gaskell couldn’t stand it any more. She threw her book out into the world and disappeared to Italy with her two eldest daughters. In Rome she found excitement, inspiration and love: a group of artists and writers who would become lifelong friends and a man - Charles Norton - who would become the love of Mrs Gaskell’s life, though they would never be together. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Bleaker House

    • Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
    • By: Nell Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nell Stevens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
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    When Nell Stevens was given the opportunity to spend three months in a location of her choice in order to write her novel, she was determined to rid herself of all distractions. So Nell decided to travel to Bleaker Island (official population: two) in the Falklands where she would write 2,500 words a day. But Bleaker House is not that novel. Instead this is a book about a young woman realising that the way to writing fiction doesn't necessarily lie in total solitude and a clear plan.

    Regular price: $20.24