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Welcome to my exciting new Blog. Please come back for more soon…

The Talking to my friends about Books Podcast: Rob Jelly

I'm really enjoying arranging chats with my friends about the books they are reading. And I'm also enjoying listening back to them. I now have a long list of new novels to discover which is growing and growing. In this episode of The Talking to my Friends about Books...

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Shh… It’s Our Secret, by Lizzie Chantree

I'm delighted to welcome international best selling author, Lizzie Chantree onto my blog today to celebrate the publication of her new book on May 6th 2021 Over to you Lizzie! Shh… It’s Our Secret, by Lizzie Chantree Thank you for inviting me onto your blog today and...

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The Talking to my friends about Books Podcast: Lizzie Chantree

I love chatting to my friends about what we've been reading and getting recommendations for new books to try In this edition of the Talking to my friends about Books Podcast, myself and author Lizzie Chantree discuss our love for romantic fiction, Marian Keyes and how...

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Magic in the Air – Cascais and New Beginnings

When I wrote my debut novel, The House That Alice Built, I had no intention of embarking on a sequel. That was until I finally sent the book of to my publishers, with all of the edits done, and realised that I didn't want to say goodbye to Alice just yet. So, I had to...

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Evonne Wareham – A Wedding on the Riviera

I love reading novels that make their settings come alive, so I'm really looking forward to Evonne Wareham's new book, A Wedding on the Riviera published on March 22nd. Here she gives as a bit of an insight into what to expect... Thank you for inviting me onto your...

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Claire Sheldon’s debut book – Perfect Lie

Claire Sheldon's debut novel, Perfect Lie,  is published by Ruby Fiction on e-book on 16th June, so I thought it would be nice to catch up with her so she could tell us about her road to publication and what she has coming up next.     Tell us about the book...

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Choc Lit Virtual Festival round up

As part of the Choc Lit Virtual Book Festival recently, I recorded a chat with my BBC Essex friend and colleague, Tony Fisher about books, writing, and about finally getting published. You can hear it here:https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks     I also asked...

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The House That Alice Built photo tour

The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, where I lived many years ago. It made a huge impression on me and some of the locations I use in the book are real, whereas others are a mixture of reality and imagination based on other beautiful places in...

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Audrey Bowling – an artist inspired by the landscape

  The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, and its pretty streets, gorgeous beaches and beautiful setting inspired me to write the novel. Alice herself rediscovers her creative side when she's there, and finds what she sees and feels enables her...

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