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    One for the Money…

    September 23, 2017

    Ok, a bit of a moral dilemma for you all today. What would you do if a cashier in a Bureau de Change in a big department store made a massive mistake with some currency and handed you £270-odd more than he should have done? This is exactly what happened to Child 1 and Child 2 this afternoon. They were changing back some Vietnamese currency, after a 12-day adventure in the country, at the same Bureau de Change where they’d…

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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I’m so pleased to welcome fellow author Isabella May to my blog today. Isabella’s new novel, Oh! What a Pavlova, has one of the most tempting covers I’ve ever seen and promises to be…

    September 17, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Tessa Robertson

    I’m loving my occasional ‘meet the author’ posts, it’s a great way to get a privileged lowdown on new books before they even come out, and find out a bit about their authors. Today…

    September 14, 2017
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    Cadbury’s Tiffin

    It’s been lovely having Child One at home over the summer, and one of the great things about her presence (apart from having someone else in the house who makes great tea and understands…

    September 14, 2017
  • Writing

    Death in Dulwich – publication day

    So yesterday was the official publication day for Death in Dulwich and, as well as a virtual Facebook party, I had a real life launch at the wonderful Village Books in the heart of…

    September 7, 2017
  • Blog Writing

    Meet the Author: Katharine Johnson

    It’s lovely to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog today as part of my occasional Meet the Author series. Katharine is a journalist with a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things…

    August 27, 2017
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    Bottleshot Brew

    Sponsored post  We like a languorous morning here at DD Towers, particularly those of us who are over twelve but under, ahem, forty-ish. That means Child 1 and Child 2, basically, who have spent…

    August 24, 2017
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    First world problems

      Ok, bear with me. Of all my first world problems, this is almost certainly the firstiest. I may be having too many launch parties for my book.  The thing is that, when my…

    August 18, 2017
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    Get busy with the fizzy

    Sponsored post As you know, sometimes kind people send me new things to test on my blog, but I confess I like it even better when they send me stuff I’d buy anyway. Berocca…

    August 16, 2017
  • Reviews

    Achilles’ heel?

    It’s probably bizarre, but I’ve never been a big holiday fan. I love my home and am happiest here, and when going away I spend ages trying to settle in to the new place,…

    August 9, 2017