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Courting Danger by J G Harlond #WW2 #MurderMystery

I've read both the other books in this series so was really looking forward to this third book. And its an absolute cracker. When the local doctor is found semi-submerged in a pond associated with the Old Gods - Gogmagog Ditch,  Bob Robbins and his sidekick Laurie...

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Editing Historical Fiction: Fix your childhood tics with glee

Editing Historical Fiction: Fix your childhood tics with glee

When I am writing, I am aware that my own childhood reading history can creep into my writing, dragging it back to an era less sophisticated than where I am now. Often we forget that these shorthand phrases still exist in our sub-conscious somewhere, and they are...

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My new website, simplicity out of complexity

My new website, simplicity out of complexity

I'm delighted to say my website is now fully functional, and I can relax! Having an author website that actually performs well for me and that I can update easily was a priority. I have limited time, so I didn't want to spend ages designing it myself, as I'd much...

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Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin #Review

Unto This Last in certainly a great big brick of a book, but trust me every word of it is solid gold. I've been a fan of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites since my teens and have many other books about their works and lives. Unto This Last is different - it's a...

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Today’s the Day! Launch of The Lifeline #WW2 #Fiction

Confession. I have never been to Norway. I have never been to Shetland. Normally I would have done both. When writing and researching a book I like to do as much 'on the ground' research as possible. But this year it just wasn't possible, because of the virus. This...

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A Painter in Penang by Clare Flynn #Review

I have read another couple of books by Clare Flynn and always enjoyed them so I looked forward to the chance to read and review this new release. Sixteen year old Jasmine is unhappy with her adopted parents in Kenya, and longs to return to her childhood home of...

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Round up of Interviews and podcasts

For those that are looking for news of my books, The Lifeline will be published just into the new year on 5th January. It is already live on Amazon at its special pre-order price. A paperback and audiobook will follow. My new 17th Century novel, The Poison Keeper is...

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