Cupid’s Arrows – Christine Stovell

Now I know I said Cupid’s work here was done but I’ve had an SOS from Christine Stovell. Matt Smith has quit as Doctor Who – Chris needs Cupid’s help and she needs it NOW:

“Dear Cupid,

I would be truly grateful if you would please let rip with your fastest speed, longest distance, most accurate arrow as a matter of urgency before Matt Smith gets in the way.  I’ve just found out that the BBC is about to make a new adaptation of Poldark Winston Graham’s tale of Cornish mine-masters, wreckers and turbulent passions and I’m afraid my heart is about to be broken.  There’s only one Ross Poldark for me, and he looks exactly as Robin Ellis who played him in the 1970s series did then; dark, brooding, elegantly scarred and sporting a fine set of sideburns.

No one will ever fill a pair of breeches quite like him*, so please, dear Cupid do your best for me before all hope is lost. Cxx

*I would be willing to accept Aidan Turner if you are really struggling.”

Thanks, Christine! Cupid – do your thing!

Christine’s latest novel is Move Over Darling

When is it time to stop running?

Coralie Casey is haunted by her past. Deciding it’s time for a fresh start, she sets up ‘Sweet Cleans’, a range of natural beauty and cleaning products, and escapes to Penmorfa, a quiet coastal village in west Wales.

Gethin Lewis thinks he’s about to put his home village Penmorfa behind him for good. Now an internationally-acclaimed artist living in New York, he just has to return one last time to wind up his father’s estate.

But the village soon disrupts their carefully laid plans. As truths are uncovered which threaten to split the community apart, Gethin is forced to question his real reasons for abandoning Penmorfa, and Coralie is made to face the fact that some stains just won’t go away.

Catch Chris on Twitter @chrisstovell or at her website

9 Responses to “Cupid’s Arrows – Christine Stovell”

  1. Mandy James Says:

    Thank you so much Holly and Chris for alerting us to such calamitous news!Nobody could fill his boots or breeches as you say!(Apart from said, Aidan and perhaps that Australian guy – can’t remember his name) So we must beg of dear Cupid to work her/his magic! And Move Over Darling is a brilliant read! xx

  2. Chris Stovell Says:

    Thanks Mandy – Holly and I are most grateful for the support! Let’s hear it for men who can truly fill their breeches! Go Cupid!

  3. Holly Hepburn Says:

    I may be Team Aidan, I think. And while I kind of liked Matt Smith as Doctor Who, he’s no Ross Poldark. Hey, maybe he could go back in the Tardis to the seventies and bring back young Robin Ellis to play the part again?

    Problem solved!

  4. Angela Britnell Says:

    Robin Ellis is Ross Poldark – no question and no substitutes ever!

  5. Chris Stovell Says:

    Excellent thinking, Holly. Hope that helps, Angela!

  6. Quiet Writer Says:

    I thought no substitutes, either, till someone mentioned Aidan T. Gone all wobbly now! Matt Smith’s been fantastic as Dr Who but I agree I can’t see his timey-wimey charm in Ross Poldark’s boots.

  7. Chris Stovell Says:

    Thank you, Quiet Writer – I hope the BBC is taking note of our debate and telling Aidan T to clear his diary if we can’t get Robin Ellis back exactly how he was.

  8. Henriette Gyland Says:

    Hmm, yes, Matt Smith as Ross Poldark… Doesn’t seem quite right, but I recall saying the same thing when he was cast as Dr Who. I’ve since revised my opinion and thought he was a fantastic Dr Who, so I intend to keep an open mind this time :-)

  9. Chris Stovell Says:

    Berlimey, Henri – he’d have to go some to convince me, but it’s nice to hear the case for Matt Smith! Thank you.

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