Published at the outbreak of Coronavirus
C.S.Fiore' had a passion for the analysis of written clauses and inventing stories since a young age. In the mid 80's, she took her first course by correspondence with the WRITING SCHOOL based in High Road, London N22 under the tutorship of John O'Toole. In the mid- 1990's, she followed a two-years course on creative writing by Sheila Sidebottom in a hall in Acton, London W3. In 1999, she participated in The Daily Telegraph competition for a 50-words story winning a place for her piece ‘NOTICE' in the 'Murder and other stunts' section of the resulting book ‘Mini Sagas' published by Sutton of Stroud.
She then concentrated on family life and her other passion: teaching foreign languages. A polyglot herself, she speaks, reads and writes in French, Spanish, Italian and English. She understands, should the need arise, German, Portuguese, Greek and Russian. She studied Latin and classic Mythology at school. Her favourite books are the histories by Herodotus and The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius. She is also an avid reader of literature in the original language and of history of the world. Interested in all aspects of cinema, she watches also documentaries, political debates and tennis events on parabolic TV.
Later, C.S.Fiore found time to go to other writing courses and, occasionally, to write poems. She attended classes at the City of Westminster in April 206 for ‘Introduction to writing and directing for drama'. At the City Lit, she attended evening courses on screen-writing stages I&2 from 4/2011 to 10/2014. However, she found screen-writing format too restrictive and chose to express her creative ideas for a film in her own way. She conceived a structure by combining her two favourite disciplines, creative and play writing, in a book which she calls a genetic hybrid entitled DANCING WITH H.
Dancing with H. took six years to write, needing extensive amount of historical researches so facts could mix effectively with fiction. Calling herself a historiographer, she brings her own fictional interpretation to people and events during the Second World War.
The story reads as a film. C.S.Fiore has set the initial scene and mood allowing the reader to create sequences within their own film by becoming the director, the actors, the sound engineer throughout the different stages of production and shooting.
C.S.Fiore is currently writing a second book and waiting, like everyone else, to go back to normal life.
DANCING WITH H. came out on the 13th of March 2020 on Amazon's search engine of their BOOK Page. Enjoy the reading.
REVIEWS FROM FIRST READERS
C. S. Fiore has put a huge amount of detailed research into this book, interweaving histories of the Channel Islands and Austria during WW2. This inventive cinematic treatment is one that brings the chapter of history to the reader with freshness and immediacy.
Susan Stevens – Journalist
An exciting and sensitive ‘scripted-prose' narrative centred around the events of WW II. We follow the lives and loves of people as they navigate their way through the moral complexities and life-threatening situations of the period. The punishing and cruel events have been thoroughly researched, contrasting sharply with the beautiful, lyrical descriptions of landscapes thus giving the work a carefully rounded aspect.
Perin Hunter – Author
I read C. S. Fiore ‘s Dancing with H. and enjoyed it immensely. I found the characters extremely compelling, some likeable others not so likeable, and the story was intensely moving and heartfelt. I loved the real facts that were peppered throughout the story and mingled with the fiction. I would recommend this book(play) to anyone who loves to read fact and fiction with the never-ending plight of love and love lost
Wendy Gallagher – Director – Invest Connections Ltd
With meticulous research, we travel through some European theatres of war with vivid insight and through characters with varied and very human issues.
Diana Lyness - Head-teacher in Independent School
I have recently had the pleasure of reading ‘Dancing with H.' It has a good storyline and raises some quite important ethical/moral issues…these issues are raised to this day sadly! The book, in fact, was well researched and the author set the scenes well, both on the Channel Islands and in Austria. Well worth a read and very interesting.
Sally Pollard – volunteer charity worker and avid bibliophile.
Dancing with H. presents the reader with a cast of characters struggling to survive….to examine their consciences …to justify their chosen actions and accept their fates. Intertwined…in the lives of C. S. Fiore's cast is the background to the political, economic, social and military history besieging them…this story is as much a historical novel….as a love story….sets each scene with vivid, expressive and stimulating cinematic narrative.
Christine Kell – English Language Teacher
July 12, 2020