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Another Audio Blog – Enjoy!

Going to Chesham to record Chiltern Voice with Antonia Honeywell brought back many memories – because Chesham was where I ...
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An Audio Blog – Enjoy!

Last November, in that curious prelapsarian world where face masks had connotations of criminality and the failure to shake hands ...
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Those Excellent Women Writers …

It was at the wonderful bookshop in London's  Lambs' Conduit Street - PERSEPHONE BOOKS - where I found Noel Streatfeild's  ...
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SUMMER FICTION

I am obsessed with weather. Both in reality and in fiction - and, in truth, in my writing. I think ...
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FATHERS IN LITERATURE

On Fathers' day considering  how fathers are represented in some of our most well-known classic novels is  irresistible. And the ...
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And Now for the Non-Fiction …

This really is cheating the Desert Island Discs system. Not only have I swapped music for books, now I am ...
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A Book Lovers’ Lockdown Desert Island …

You know how it goes: which 8 gramophone (they don't actually still use that wonderfully archaic word, I don't think, but ...
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Who Reads Who …and what?

One of my favourite writers is Anne Tyler. She is someone who seems to make writing look effortless and easy ...
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A WOMAN’S PLACE …

As every upstanding, respectable and notably patriarchal male of Victorian times knew, the popular image of the angel in the ...
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The Pleasures of Reading …

It has to say something about a nation's priorities - observing what is first released out of lockdown. And I ...
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It’s the word that’s the problem …

Admittedly, as a writer, I tend to be a bit fussy about words. Some people might even call me obsessive ...
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Birthdays in Lockdown …

Birthdays in lockdown - the latest of curious experiences in these most curious of times. And not my own. If ...
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The Revelations of This Curious Time …

My microwave needs cleaning. My writing files are chaotic. My desk drawers are a mess. My enormous under stairs cupboard ...
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EVERY DAY’S A SUNDAY

When I was growing up, my least favourite days of the week were Wednesdays and Sundays. Most people of a ...
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When I was a child …

Everyone knows those cliché phrases: live everyday like there is no tomorrow / live in the moment / live today ...
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And So it Goes on –

Here we are in week whatever - I have genuinely lost count as it feels as if it's at least ...
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