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It’s Here!

My latest international best seller (possibly): The Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock. On my very first holiday in Polruan, on the south coast of Cornwall, I was watching the boats go by when I spotted a shop owner going into the store … Continue reading

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Coming Soon!

A sneak preview of my next children’s novel, due to be 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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