Phew, that was a long title.
Click on the bold titles above to see 27 titles all about folk who couldn’t decide whether they wanted to be together or not, but then love conquered all their fears and it was happy endings all round. Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
Edna was an interesting character to write. She comes over initially as unlikeable – but that’s because the series is a social satire. The house (the narrator) doesn’t like its inhabitants, and has a critical view of Edna, often making fun of her pretentious airs.
When I started writing Edna, I wanted to make her the opposite of her younger sister, Edith.
Edna and Edith had never really got on, chalk and cheese as the saying goes. Still, they were family, and they belonged to one another like stinging nettles and dock leaves.
Apart from looking completely different, (Edith is short, fat and fair, and Edna is tall, dark and chunky) they have lived very different lives.
Edith worked for the local authority and was widowed with one son. Edna went to art college, never worked and then along came Madame Genevieve Dubois. Fun to write – they took over and ‘wrote themselves’
Edna and Genevieve looked at each other, and without warning, they started snogging each other’s faces off right there on the couch.
From then on, Edna was infatuated with Genevieve. But unfortunately, was left brokenhearted when Genevieve ran off back to France with her secrets.
Edna Payne’s heart-thumping second chance romance with Genevieve Dubois is rekindled when we return to Curmudgeon Avenue. The couple escapes the humdrum life of Whitefield when they move to France. However, when Edna seeks to embrace all things European, Genevieve shuns her French roots. Now that Genevieve’s secrets are exposed, will they return to Curmudgeon Avenue?
Edna and Genevieve Escape From Curmudgeon Avenue is the third volume of the Curmudgeon Avenue series. I reckon you can read it as a standalone though.
There is no need for a French phrasebook, just a sense of humour.
A la prochaine!