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    Calamity in Camberwell

    August 13, 2018
    Calamity in Camberwell, cozy crime whodunit

    I can’t quite believe it, but Calamity in Camberwell, my third cozy crime whodunit, is published today.  I’ve loved writing this story, though I found the subject matter very sad. As you’ll see (I hope!) the book covers topics which have been discussed quite a lot in the media of late. As usual, my interest is in seeing the hidden side of an apparently untroubled and privileged facade. Having grown up in places like the Dulwich of my books, I…

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    Meet the Author – Jane Bwye

    It’s a great pleasure to introduce author Jane Bwye to my blog today. Jane’s first novel, Breath of Africa, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award, 2013, and draws on her experiences growing…

    August 3, 2018
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    Loving Love Island

    There have been many harsh words said about Love Island, and it’s true that if you’re looking for scorching intellectualism, this is most certainly not the place to find it. If, on the other…

    July 23, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Lizzie Chantree

    Today on the blog I’m very excited to welcome the lovely Lizzie Chantree, who is not only an award-winning inventor but also an author. Her latest book, If You Love Me, I’m Yours, is…

    July 10, 2018
  • Reviews

    Picasso #MeToo

    It’s hard not to fall for Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, at the Tate Modern – but you’ll never tumble quite as hard as the man himself did for Marie-Therese Walter. Her face…

    May 1, 2018
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    Cadbury’s to the Rescue

    Sponsored post Some anxious moments during the recent snowfall as both Child 1 and Child 2 found it very hard to get to uni lectures, though surprisingly parties, clubbing and the odd drinkie in…

    March 15, 2018
  • Blog Reviews

    Between the Lines

    Went to the Gursky exhibition at the reopened Hayward Gallery last weekend, with a very interesting lecture beforehand. I blush to admit I knew virtually nothing about the German photographer before going along, even…

    March 6, 2018