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  • Meet the Author – Sue Barnard May 28, 2019
    It’s wonderful to have fellow author and editor Sue Barnard on my blog today. Sue is a very talented writer with five novels to her name. Here she is introducing her sixth book: Hello Alice, and thank you so much for inviting me to your blog today to talk about how Finding Nina came into […]
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  • The Body in Belair Park May 23, 2019
    Well, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind month, but one of the nicest parts happened yesterday morning, when I opened a package containing… book number 6 in my London Murder Mysteries series, The Body in Belair Park! It’s officially being published next month, on 25th June, but you can pre-order it on Amazon and […]
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  • Van Gogh and Friends May 16, 2019
    Bit of a hoo-ha with our attempt to see the Van Gogh and Britain exhibition at the Tate – we decided to meet outside the gallery but, when it came to it, three of us were at Tate Modern and only one of us had got it right and was at Tate Britain. Gah! Half […]
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  • Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior April 21, 2019
    After my review for Dior: Exhibition of Dreams it was lovely to be asked to review a gorgeous little book, Working for Christian Dior, by Jean Dawnay. This little story, only fifty or so pages long but packed with fabulous anecdotes and amazing photos, is the true tale of a girl who became a Dior model, and […]
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  • Crime Fiction Workshop – Evesham Festival of Words April 20, 2019
    Well, I’ve done my first teaching gig. Who would have thought it? Though I come from a long(ish) line of teachers, I’ve never for a moment felt the urge to take up the chalk and stand in front of a class myself – until I was asked to be part of the fabulous Evesham Festival […]
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  • Crime Fiction Workshop, Evesham Festival of Words April 12, 2019
    Crime Fiction Workshop, Evesham Festival of Words If you’ve always wanted to write your own crime novel, but wondered how to go about it, do come along to my Crime Fiction Workshop at the Evesham Festival of Words, 15th April from 2-4pm. I’ll be talking about the different types of genres, a guide to plotting, developing […]
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  • Ruffs, Cards and Treasures at the National Portrait Gallery April 10, 2019
    Off we went to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Elizabethan Treasures exhibition. Now, you might not think a whole bunch of cases of miniatures could be that fascinating – but you are reckoning without the exhibition’s must-have accessory: a magnifying glass. Yes, we got these from the man on the door (don’t forget […]
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  • Meet the Author – Heidi Catherine April 7, 2019
    Today we’re lucky enough to be getting a return visit from one of my favourite authors, Heidi Catherine. Heidi wrote the Soulweaver trilogy which is one of those rare collections of stories where not one single word seems to be out of place. Now she has moved on to a new series of books, and […]
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  • Meet the Author – Isabella May April 6, 2019
    I have a particularly delicious treat on the blog today as bestselling author Isabella May is here to introduce her new novel, The Ice Cream Parlour. Set in Capri and Bath, it’s a lip-smacking, time-slipping tale of sibling rivalry, sexy shenanigans, cut-throat business wars and, ultimately, the sweetest romance you’ll read this year. Over to […]
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  • Meet the Author – Joan Livingston March 21, 2019
    I’m thrilled to introduce you to talented American author Joan Livingston, whose third whodunit Checking the Traps is out today. Here, Joan explains how she used a painful real life experience of her own to inform her book: I’m the kind of author who takes what I know and has my way with it. I […]
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