Almost Agatha ChristieThere once was a man called Fox, who always tried to think out of the box. But then, one night, he got, a right fright, when his box was eaten by an ox. Want to know more? Then please check out the following conversation I had with the main man himself, Cenarth Fox, who kindly told me about his life in literature. Please enjoy.

Cenarth Fox on Amazon

1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself, Cenarth.   I’m an Australian man with a Welsh name who left teaching in 1984 to write full-time. Even though I’ve lived in the UK for quite a few years, I’ve spent most of my life in the city of Melbourne (quite close to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground).

Sherlock Holmes - Playing the Game
2) Can you give us a brief rundown on some of your work?   Well, so far, I’ve written 50+ plays and musicals, 6 non-fiction books on music and drama, as well as 12 full-length novels. I've also written 48 radio programmes broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. So much so, in fact, that I’ve written a novel about him, ‘Sherlock Holmes - Playing the Game’, along with 2 plays, 1 musical, and a series of 5 books (for young readers) about the schoolboy Sherlock Holmes.

3) What is your latest publication?   My most recent novel, ‘Almost Agatha Christie’, is based on a popular comedy I wrote, ‘Agatha Crispie’, which is about a woman from the southwest of England (circa 1920) who writes mystery stories for a living. Stories such as ‘Evil under the Moon‘, ‘Murder on the Oriental Express’, ‘The Witness for The Defence’,  and ‘The Rat Trap’, to name but a few. On a side note, you might like to know that Agatha worked as a pharmacy assistant at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, which has recently been the home to the British Prime Minister.

4) What song would you say best represents your wares and why?   I’d have to say, ‘Old Father Thames’ by Stanley Holloway, because even after 50 years I still like listening to his music and I keep rolling along.

The Schoolboy Sherlock Holmes
5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your books, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person?   To answer this question, I would like to select the one and only, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, because he was the literary agent who promoted the tawdry tales of Mr. Holmes (as written by Dr. Watson).

6) If you had a personal motto, what would it be?   Non deficere’ – never give up.

And on that note, I would like to thank Cenarth Fox for telling us about his life in literature, before encouraging you to check out his official Website and Amazon pages.

CENARTH FOX - A WORLD OF WORDS CENARTH FOX - A WORLD OF WORDS Reviewed by David Andrews on May 14, 2020 Rating: 5

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