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Name Hilary Green
User Name Hilary Custance
Home Page http://hilarycustancegreen.com http://www.greenwritingroom.com
Specialism Fiction
Location East England
Interests Music, opera, sculpture, gardening,
Profile Publications: A Small Rain in 2003 and Unseen Unsung in 2008. My new MS - Border Line - juggles assisted suicide and love in Slovenia. I am now working on Writing to a Ghost: Letters to the River Kwai 1941-45, my fatherís Far East prison camp memoirs and my motherís letters. I was a sculptor, then worked in brain research, now I write.

Published Works

  Hilary Custance's   A Small Rain is published . (Available Now)
  • Set in England and Peru, this is a moving story of five intertwined lives. It takes place over 18 months in the life of Stella whose husband goes missing thousands of miles from home. Music, poetry and compassion feature vividly in this absorbing novel

  •   Hilary Custance's (a.k.a. Hilary Custance Green)   Unseen Unsung is published . (Available Now)
  • Luca, brilliant but self-absorbed young opera singer, is buried in the rubble of a collapsed building. A girl crawls through the debris to comfort him and then vanishes. Did she die in the ruins? Is she a figment of his injured brain? A moving story

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    A Small Rain - Prologue by Hilary Custance Word Count: 449
    13  Comments

    In a sense this is cheating as it is the opening of the only piece of work that has already been published (in a very small way). I am still unsure about it and even less sure about my more experimental writing. I am hoping that courage will come with exposure. 
    16 Apr 2003

    A Small Rain Chapter 1 by Hilary Custance Word Count: 3499
    14  Comments

    Anna, I think I have pasted Ch 1 here. (NB this come after the Prologue.) It's a long haul unless you are planning to read the book. Dip perhaps? (There should be italics in the childs conversation, but will have to leave that).  
    28 Apr 2003

    Minding the Gap by Hilary Custance Word Count: 99
    9  Comments

    Normally I'd have sat on this for another couple of years, it is more thought than poetry, but I don't want to lose my place in the group so here we go. 
    7 Jul 2003

    Mismatch by Hilary Custance Word Count: 69
    30  Comments

    I am posting this raw first draft of a poem as a testimony to the power of encouragement (thank you James). Any suggested alterations very welcome, including a better title. 
    17 Apr 2003

    Possibilities by Hilary Custance Word Count: 51
    5  Comments

    I looked at a page of notes for a new research project and this, with very few alterations, is what I saw. 
    15 May 2003

    Unseen Unsung by Hilary Custance Word Count: 1193
    5  Comments

    This is the opening of the novel I published last November. Four years ago I posted a much earlier version of this and the comments helped to sort many things. I am trying to feel ready to put up the beginning of the one I am working on now, so this is just to get back into the habit again. Hilary 
    17 Jan 2009



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