Join us in welcoming Lex Croucher and C.A Castle to Trafalgar Square as we discuss regency romps, queering the literary canon and how to absolutely NOT comport oneself when employed as a 'governess'.
There's a new governess at Fairmont House, and she's going to be nothing but Trouble. Emily Laurence is a liar. She is not polite, she's not polished, and she has never taught a child in her life. As Fairmont House draws her in, Emily's lies start to come undone. Can she fix her mistakes before it's too late?
In turns spooky, funny, and romantic, The Manor House Governess is a brilliantly queer take on the Victorian governess archetype. A deeply nostalgic modern classic with a bibliophile, genderqueer Jane Eyre protagonist, it is at once an interrogation of and love letter to the literary classics.
Lex Croucher grew up in Surrey, reading a lot of books and making friends with strangers on the internet, and now lives in London with an elderly cat.
With a background in social media for NGOs Lex now writes historical- ish rom coms for adults and historical fantasy rom-coms for teenagers. TROUBLE is Lex’s latest novel.
C. A. Castle is a writer and editor. He holds a BA in English Language and Literature from King's College, London, and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, period adaptations and queer studies. He is also a picture book author as well as an anthologist, where he contrasts the old with the new in order to capture the zeitgeist. He currently resides in Cambridgeshire. THE MANOR HOUSE GOVERNESS is his first novel.