To Strive, To Seek

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To Strive, To Seek is a short story crossover between Mary Renault’s The Charioteer and Antonia Forest’s Falconer’s Lure (a Marlows story). The action of the story takes place shortly before, during and immediately after the events of Falconer’s Lure and some eight years after the events of The Charioteer.

In Mervyn’s case, it was the position of a bed in a surgical ward in war-time Bridstow and the chance gift of a copy of the East Africa Pilot.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Originally written for the 2014 Renault Fic Exchange, as a gift for Lilliburlero. The prompt requested a crossover with the Marlows books by Antonia Forest, and a story dealing with issues of class. Bonus prompt requests included Laurie and Ralph after the events of The Charioteer, and how the boy Mervyn got on following Ralph’s gift to him of the East Africa Pilot.

As every, thanks to caulkhead for betaing.

The original central cover image is based upon a photograph of the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, UK, by Andrew Yong. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Mary Renault or Antonia Forest fandoms.

- First Edition: 1st Jun 2014
- 2nd Edition: 10th May 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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