African adventure

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For the past few months, I have been working on two manuscripts: a sequel to No Stone Unturned and a new novel for Young Adults, set on the notorious prison island of Alcatraz. It has been an interesting exercise, as writing and editing the two projects … Read More

Who dares use the J word? I do

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The word ‘journey’ is somewhat over-used these days. Nearly every X-factor contestant, Strictly Come Dancing entrant, award-winning actor or actress has been on a journey of some kind or another and is keen to tell us how wonderful, amazing and life-changing it has been … Read More

Holiday reading

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One of my favourite things about summer holidays in the sun is the opportunity to read some of the books I have stocked up all year. This year, my family ignored all the scare stories in the media about food … Read More

Living up to the hype

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The world today is full of hype. People seem happy to brag about the smallest of things on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Newspapers compete for punters with the boldest of headlnes and the world of advertising is more … Read More

California dreaming

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I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately. A three-week fly-drive holiday in the USA is mostly to blame. Now, friends and colleagues may recall a certain blog that my family created for a month-long European road trip … Read More

Why I love holidays

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I was already well into Kate Mosse’s Citadel when we left home, and with lots of things to do and see in our first week, it took me a few days to finish it. Then it was on to Perfect by … Read More