New fiction writing as
Chris has recently completed a novel titled
"The Bus and its Driver"
The manuscript is presently out with readers and agents now that Chris/Covel has completed the fourth complete draft.
The story is set in Sicily in 1980 - a young man decides to stow away on a tourist bus to see where it takes him. This leads not only to a life changing experience for him and the other passengers, but - as in the Canterbury Tales - along the way we hear all their own stories which have brought them to this moment.
The illustrations below show Antonio their driver standing by his Iveco 370, and the Alfa Romeo on the roadside as Wayne and Fergal return to Noto.
A collection of ten short stories is already finished and this may be published at the same time as "The Bus and its Drive." The working title (taken from one of the stories) is:
"The History of Movement Mooz"
Chris/Covel has now written a third of the first draft of his next novel based on the struggles of a painter in the Regency period between 1795 and 1820. Beginning as a poorly educated boy and starting out as scene-painter for the theatre our hero Max Buchan survives encounters withe the London underworld and other adventures finding some fame with his watercolours of British and continental landscapes.The last two paintings below are by a contemporary of Turner and Constable - David Cox (1783-1859) whose work anticipated the Impressionists.