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Kojo Boutique – A Portuguese Adventure

In The House That Alice Built, Alice visits Portugal and falls in love with it. She meets many people who have made their lives there and it changes the way she thinks about everything. Rosemund and Patrick Bennett took a leap of faith and decided to move to the...

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Author Snapchat – Morton Gray

I am inspired by places that I’ve been to and memories I bring back with me when I write, so I’ve asked some of my fellow Choc-Lit and Ruby Fiction Authors to tell us about their memorable places. This time it’s Morton Gray, author of The Girl on the Beach, The Truth...

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Ray Clark – The True Story of the Boat That Rocked

The House That Alice Built is fiction, but some authors are talented at writing about their own experiences and what they are passionate about. Ray Clark is a Sony Award-winning broadcaster who started his radio career as a pirate...   I’ve been lucky enough to...

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Carol Thomas – Author Snapchat

  I am inspired by places that I've been to and memories I bring back with me when I write, so I've asked some of my fellow Choc-Lit and Ruby Fiction Authors to tell us about their memorable places.  This time it is Carol Thomas, author of Maybe Baby and The...

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Vicky Carter and her travels

My novel, The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal. Just being there set's Alice's mind free, allowing her to experience another way of life and see thing from a different perspective. Some of us have travel in our blood and my friend and BBC Essex...

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Author Snapchat – Jackie Ladbury

My novel, The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, and it is one of the stars of the book. Images of it and other places I visit pop into my head and I often use them in my writing - it's like I've filed them away for future use and they reappear when...

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Tony Fisher – Broadcaster and Writer

It took me 8 years from starting to write The House That Alice Built to getting it published. The support of people who encouraged me to carry on was very important, and my friend and colleague, BBC Essex presenter, Tony Fisher was one of those . He read my first...

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Author Snapchat – Jo Lambert

Where are the places that inspire you? My novel, The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, and thee sights and sounds of the place have imprinted themselves on my mind ever since  I lived there and are a big part of the book. And as I’ve begun to write...

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The Left Handed Art Exhibition – Bridget Metcalfe

  In my novel, The House That Alice Built, Alice has had to put her creative talents to one side in order to earn money to pay for the renovations and mortgage on her beloved house. When she goes to Portugal, she gradually begins to find that part of her that's...

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Podcasting from around the world

My novel, The House That Alice Built, is set in Portugal. Alice evolves and changes partly by being somewhere else and experiencing the world from a different perspective. My intrepid friends Amy Rose Thompson and Nick Thompson are adventurous travellers and have...

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Author Snapchat

Do you switch on the pictures in your mind? My novel, The House That Alice Built is set in Cascais in Portugal, where I lived many years ago. The sights and sounds of the place have imprinted themselves on my mind ever since then and are a big part of the book. And as...

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  My debut novel, The House That Alice Built, is set in Portugal - a place that has enchanted, captivated and enriched my life for many years. I have friends who feel the same, so I decided to ask them how they feel about the place. Over to you, Alex.. Alex Grundon is...

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