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  • Beautiful in the Morning Review November 18, 2019
    I’ve done so many fun things recently that I almost don’t know where to start… but seeing Flavia Casa’s first feature film, Beautiful in the Morning, has to count as a highlight. The storyline is not entirely new: a gawky adolescent girl, Marielle, is stretching her wings, testing her powers as a woman for the […]
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  • Beautiful in the Morning November 5, 2019
    Can’t wait to see new film Beautiful in the Morning by the promising Italian-American director, Flavia Casa. I’m a sucker for the cinema anyway, and this is also the first time I will be watching a movie made by someone I actually vaguely know. Well, that’s stretching it – she is the friend of a […]
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  • Freudian Slips at the Royal Academy November 4, 2019
    I was a little wary when asked to go and see the Lucien Freud self portraits exhibition at the Royal Academy. I am off privileged white middle-class males at the moment, and Freud is nothing if not a highly polished exemplar of the species. But I needn’t have been resistant. Although in many ways the […]
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  • The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood October 31, 2019
    I was lucky enough to pop along to the preview of this great show, the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, at the National Portrait Gallery the other night. There’s nothing like going to a gallery after hours; there’s a delicious feeling of naughtiness and privilege as one wanders around. But it’s always best to get there early, as […]
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  • Death in Dulwich DEAL! September 11, 2019
    Just a quick one today to say that anyone who’s always fancied trying my London Murder Mystery series but has balked at the high price of, ahem, £1.99, well good news – today only it’s at a very reasonable 99p. Pop right over to myBook.to/1DeathinDulwich and download a shiny new Kindle copy for literal pence […]
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  • Finding Inspiration: Truro and Torquay July 17, 2019
    I was lucky enough to be able to take a couple of days off last week and jaunt down to two places that are fast becoming favourites, Devon and Cornwall. Each is associated with a writer I really love. Torquay in Devon is where Agatha Christie grew up, and Greenway was her holiday home near […]
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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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