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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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The Last Blast of The Trumpet – Marie Macpherson – excerpt

I'm delighted to welcome Marie Macpherson to my blog today with a fascinating wintry excerpt from her novel The Last Blast of the Trumpet. First, here's the blurb to entice you! 1564: Conflict, Chaos and Corruption in Reformation Scotland. He wants to reform Scotland,...

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The Bridled Tongue by Catherine Meyrick – Review

Set in Elizabethan England in 1536 this is a well-written and absorbing romantic novel. Alyce Bradley, returning home after being a lady’s maid in a grand house (which turns out to have been not so grand) comes into conflict with her father over her future. His...

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The Intriguing History of Fort St George by David Ebsworth

Today I welcome David Ebsworth to my blog to tell us about one of the fascinating buildings he came across during his research for his 'Wicked Mistress Yale' Series. Over to Dave: ‘I thought it was just coincidence,’ he said. A friend for the past sixty years reading...

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Never A Cross Word – The history of crosswords with Liz Harris

I'm thrilled to welcome Liz Harris to my blog today to enlighten us about crosswords. Over to Liz! If you heard someone claim that in their relationship that they’d never had a cross word, you’d raise your eyebrows in disbelief. ‘Pull the other one!’ you’d exclaim. At...

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