The Red Crocodile Available in Paperback


The Red Crocodile saga by Struben Clinton is now available in paperback. The Red Crocodile - a novel in four volumes - is a contemporary Chaucerian tale of love and lust, written in true mediaeval style using plain language – a bawdy romp which takes the characters across a decadent world and towards the end of the Twentieth Century. Please click the volume names below to visit Amazon and read more:

We Three can be read as the first or the last volume of The Red Crocodile. It is set in Switzerland and South America. Three teenagers begin a holiday together and discover they have more in common than they realised. Events lead them to search for a missing person in South America where they learn more about themselves and the influences that have formed their characters.

The Wrong Man (the first volume of The Red Crocodile) charts Sibylla’s search for ‘the right man’ and her life-long obsession with Nick. They cannot contemplate a future without each other, but their relationship is complicated. They are both confused and tortured by their mutual physical attraction and are driven by an insatiable curiosity to discover the reality behind the other person’s charismatic exterior.

In Moon Goddess (the second volume of The Red Crocodile) Sibylla gradually realises her sexual powers and doesn’t hesitate in forming physical relationships with several men. Nick is insanely jealous and is driven to commit murder through his irrational passion for Sibylla. Throughout the novel, Sibylla pursues her idea of a perfect relationship, only to be dissuaded from a conventional life by Nick and her own desires.

The End Game is the last volume of The Red Crocodile. It charts the end of Nick’s and Sibylla’s emotional journey. They learn more about each other, although no satisfactory resolution is reached in their relationship. Their obsessive mutual attraction remains an enigma and all they can do is try and deal with the consequences.

Attic Words in Waterstones Dorchester

We are very pleased to announce that Attic Words by The Chalkstream Writers will be available from Waterstones in Dorchester within the next couple of days! Attic Words is an anthology of poetry and prose inspired by the life led by Emma Hardy, Thomas Hardy's first wife, who spent her last years in the attic of Max Gate while Thomas Hardy entertained his rich and famous contemporaries in the rooms below.

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Dreaming Bottom's Dream


Monica Schefold, artist, and Madjid Mohit, printer, at work on our next book : Dreaming Bottom's Dream, a story by Struben Clinton where the Golden Ass of Apulius and A Midsummer Night's Dream meet in a satire of saintly sin. Publication coming soon!