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Back to Basics?

Anyone remember these little bits of plastic? I found this in a box in my study the other day, when I was hunting for a missing phone cable (why are all cables not standardized, to save all this hassle?). The … Continue reading

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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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Critical pause…

I’d forgotten how much work is involved in writing a historical novel. It’s not just the research, but the need to immerse yourself in the minds and hearts of people living in very different times, with quite different hopes and … Continue reading

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Ruthless Revision

I should have known it was mistake. Being married to a man with an aversion to history, and no historical sense at all, is not perhaps ideal for a writer of historical novels. What’s more, I never, ever, let anyone … Continue reading

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A Kind of – Ending?

At long last! After almost two years, every one of my out-of-print back titles has at last been scanned, edited, sometimes revised, and finally converted to ebook format. All 19 of them are now launched in the Kindle store, along … Continue reading

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