Author, Jim Yates new satirical historical novel about Oscar Wilde and George Sand Oh! Pére Lachaise Oscar’s Wilde Purgatory is now available for purchase online.
Imagine if you will, a pink tinted French division of Purgatory where all of the souls who have fallen short of Paradise and escaped the torment of Hell are doomed to the Parisian Purgatory Reservation of Père Lachaise, where they can forever contemplate the errors of their earthly ways.
I am honored and flattered to have been invited being given an opportunity to take part in Jim's commission search for 10 drawings or paintings to be included in Oh! Pére Lachaise. I very much enjoyed reading an excerpt from Jim's novel for my inspiration in creating "George," "Morgan's Chair," and "Vagabond." And now I look forward to reading Oh! Pére Lachaise in its entirety! Jim has an autographed copy on its way to me.....
Jim's novel was launched at the Oscar Wilde House in Dublin on the 11 September 2007. This is the best possible venue Jim could have been given. His beautiful new book became available on line at midnight of 11 September and may be purchased either through Amazon or Edition d'Amelie websites."
I felt such excitement for Jim and his lovely family and with 11 September 2007 being the new moon he must of felt my energy all the way in Dublin! I can only imagine the anticipation and emotions and excitement he must be feeling right about now as I look forward to all the wonderful success unfolding for Jim and his beautiful novel Oh! Pere Lachaise!
Jim emailed me 18 September 2007 to share Oh! Pere Lachaise had a successful launch at the Oscar Wilde House at the American College Dublin on Tuesday 11 September! Jim shares, "It was a great evening. The US ambasstor sent an attaché and the Swedish Ambasstor and his wife were there as well as representives of the German Embassy. Irish politician Mary O'Rouke did the honours and delivered a very good speech. Other guest included Angela Schofield the artist who was given the commission along with her friends from Yorkshire. There was also a good mix of the literary and artistic fraternity of Dublin."
"At present it's only available on the Edition d'Amelie publishing site. It's up on Amazon but that won’t be activated until the book is in the shops which should be from the beginning of November."
"Oh! Pere Lachaise will be launched 2008 in the UK next May and the US later in the year and it is to be translated into French."
A big heartfelt (((((Congratulations))))) goes to Yorkshire artist, Angela Schofield on receiving this commission. Angie now has a couple of photos from the event up on her website and please do scroll down the page to experience Angela's Oh! Pere Lachaise illustrations for Jim Yates' book. Angela does amazing work!
Blessings of all things good always in all ways good health, love, gratitude, respect, and peace, Eveline Maria