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LONGLISTED FOR …

...on this very wet, grey, dark and dismal November morning, it was encouraging to hear that I have reached the longlist of RETREAT WEST flash ...
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EARLY REVIEWS!

The first reviews for THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS have been very positive. Beautifully written with so much heart and vividly drawn characters I devoured ...
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THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS

Publication date of my next novel has been brought forward to November 28th - which is great news since I will be attending three book ...
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CRAFTY WOMEN CRAFT FAIR

On Saturday 7th December I will be at Winchester's Guildhall with two other local writers - Helen Matthews and Katharine Johnson - on a stall ...
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‘Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont’ – and other overlooked riches …

I have just finished reading 'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont' by Elizabeth Taylor - and cannot imagine how I have managed to get to this ...
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The Importance of Place

My new novel, THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS, has more than one setting, but the most important, crucial place that dominates the narrative is clearly ...
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78 DERNGATE

Sometimes, carrying out research for a novel seems the best part of writing! My third novel which is set in London concerns three main characters ...
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TALKING ABOUT NOVELS …

The other day, I was talking to someone about a recent discussion that had taken place at her book group.  The novel under discussion was ...
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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words …

...which is why getting the cover right for a book is so important.  It is, after all, the very first hook for a potential reader ...
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Long Summer Days and Re-Reading …

There are simply too many books to read;  too many I have always meant to read and am ashamed that I haven't (Vanity Fair heads ...
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