"Professor Erasmus Cromwell-Smith returns to the Cambridge lecture hall to regale his students with stories, memories, ancient scribbles with topics ranging from adversity, resilience, forgiveness, reciprocity, inspiration, and joy, showcasing life's pursuit of happiness and the ultimate joy he's found reuniting with the love of his life...whether watching a sunrise at a Nantucket beach or reclining in the comfort of their campus home, complete with Chesterfields, hot tea...the detailed settings spark conversations about when Erasmus and Victoria were separated...the expressive dialogue captures the loving demeanor of the cultured pair. Those open to the magic of life's possibilities will surely find this enjoyable reading." (Blueink Review)
"The dedicated university professor Cromwell-Smith creates an ingenious method of making poetry and timeless wisdom come to life for his students through the medium of his own life story.... Magic in Life brings a series honoring two unusual, gifted people and their abiding love to a satisfying close, testifying to the power of story to transmit timeless wisdom and to the ability of art and beauty to provide balance in stormy times." (Clarion Review)
In this third book of The Equilibrist Series, professor Cromwell-Smith, through the mantle of poetry, takes his students one last time to his past, through subjects of profound existential meaning like forgiveness, virtue, coherence, resilience, reciprocity, curiosity, serenity and joy, among others. The eminent pedagogue revisits the long period of his life when Victoria Emerson-Lloyd, the love of his life and him were apart, and the real reasons why she left him in the first place.
The fourth and final book of The Equilibrist series: The Poetry, will be published in the fall.