From Tatters of the King
Nathaniel Browne is a man looking for inspiration. Nathaniel describes himself as an author, finding titles such as writer or novellist limiting to his creative focus.
Nathaniel is an only child, his parents are both deceased. His father, a Navy captain was killed when a German shell struck the bridge of his ship during the battle of Jutland, and his mother died (mainly of grief) soon thereafter. Nathaniel, his creative urge always at odds with his strict upbringing, misses them less than might be imagined.
Nathaniel has a cousin, Joseph Browne, who is a Catholic priest living in Norwich, and two second cousins – one a spinster living in London, the other having moved to Australia with her husband.
Nathaniel wants to write stories that inspire great emotion in their readers. He has become very interested in the story of Carcosa and The King in Yellow after seeing the play Carcosa, or The Queen and the Stranger.
Nathaniel is now attempting to work on a sequel to his successful 'The Tatters of the King' anthology, but is increasingly finding himself rather bereft of inspiration.
- Alan Cooper, a Librarian at the British Library, is an old school chum of Nathaniel's
- Jean-Paul Etienne, a gentleman of leisure (originally from Paris), is a friend who Nathaniel met by moving in writing circles.
Nathaniel lives off an inheritance when not earning money from his stories.
Despite having come into rather a lot more money thanks to his successful 'Tatters of the King' anthology, Nathaniel has kept the same sort of life and habits, not abandoning his humble lodgings.
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