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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    September 17, 2017

    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 a delicious read in all ways, combining a deft tale about  love, life and art with plenty of cake. Sounds finger-licking good! Here’s Isabella to tell us all about it: Thank you so much, Alice, for inviting me to appear on your blog today! As The…

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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
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    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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    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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    Snappy snaps

    Although I have friends who think I am virtually a geek, as I have a blog and know one end of a laptop from the other, I’ll let you into a secret. Most technology…

    July 30, 2017
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    7 Ways to Enjoy Galleries this Summer

    The current waft of heat over London reminds me of a recent trip to Paris with a dear friend who’s not mad keen on galleries. She knows I do love a bit of culture,…

    July 7, 2017
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    Moving on

      Nobody ever forgets a cancer diagnosis. I remember that, as the doctor was telling me the bad news, the nurse got out a beautiful fountain pen and started writing across the top of…

    June 13, 2017
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    Skinny Minnies

    Saw the Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern last week. What an amazing space the Tate is, particularly if, like lucky me, you are invited to the swanky opening night and you get to…

    May 17, 2017
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    Colour Me Deadly

    My daughters tell me I laugh much, much too much at my own jokes. Well, my excuse is that if I don’t, who’s going to? But this time I do think I’ve created something…

    May 7, 2017