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Coming Soon!

A sneak preview of my next children’s novel, due to┬ábe published by John Hunt’s Our Street Imprint! It was first written several years ago and it has taken a long time and a major rewrite to reach this stage, which … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

I recently finished going through the proofs of Waterloo Voices, my forthcoming collection of first-hand accounts of the Battle of Waterloo. Publication is timed to coincide with this, the 200th anniversary of the battle. I’m told by the publishers – … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier – Myself When Young

I’m a Du Maurier fan, and I’ve just finished reading a memoir covering (the clue is in the title!) her early life – from her earliest childhood memories (often quite sad and moving) up until the time when she got … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat: Thursday

So, it’s the day before the last full day (I can be a bit pessimistic in that way). I was dismayed this morning when the professional noise makers set up shop right outside my cottage very early on A pretty … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat: Wednesday

I heard on the local news that a combination of the highest tide of the year, strong winds and a sea-swell had led to flood warnings all along the south-west coast this morning. When I went to get my paper … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat:Tuesday

Another quite productive day. I’m not exactly flying as I have done on some previous occasions here, but I’m still quite pleased with my progress. I’ve reached a part in the book which is set at the time when the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Writer’s Retreat: Monday

An early start. I’ve always been an early riser, and after reading years ago that one of my literary heroes Bill Bryson gets up at 5am, at least in the summer, I decided I could match that and it’s been … Continue reading

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