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    Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior

    April 21, 2019
    Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay

    After my review for Dior: Exhibition of Dreams it was lovely to be asked to review a gorgeous little book, Working for Christian Dior, by Jean Dawnay. This little story, only fifty or so pages long but packed with fabulous anecdotes and amazing photos, is the true tale of a girl who became a Dior model, and a household name, in the 1950s. I absolutely loved it and swallowed it whole. Jean Dawnay starts off by upping sticks and setting off to…

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    Meet the Author – Heidi Catherine

    Today we’re lucky enough to be getting a return visit from one of my favourite authors, Heidi Catherine. Heidi wrote the Soulweaver trilogy which is one of those rare collections of stories where not…

    April 7, 2019
  • Joan Livingston: Checking The Traps
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    Meet the Author – Joan Livingston

    I’m thrilled to introduce you to talented American author Joan Livingston, whose third whodunit Checking the Traps is out today. Here, Joan explains how she used a painful real life experience of her own…

    March 21, 2019
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    Talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Went to see the joyous musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the weekend with children 3 and 4. They are now fourteen and twelve, which once I might have considered a bit young for…

    March 6, 2019
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    Death in Dulwich – Music to your Ears

    I’m thrilled to say that the first audiobook of the London Murder Mystery series, Death in Dulwich, is now available on Audible!  A tale of murder, mayhem and yummy mummies, it is ideal listening,…

    January 30, 2019
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    Board with Brexit?

    Turn bored with Brexit to board with Brexit with these fabulously fun games you’ll be playing with all the family this Christmas: Brexopoly Take the battered leopardskin kitten-heeled shoe on a whistlestop tour of…

    December 15, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Angela Wren

    It’s lovely to have best-selling author Angela Wren on my blog today. Angela writes wonderfully absorbing and evocative crime novels based in France, starring her steely gendarme Jacques Forêt. Her latest novel, Montbel, is…

    November 1, 2018
  • Death in Dulwich: Audio Book will be available soon
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    Death in Dulwich – Audio Book

    Exciting news – my book, Death in Dulwich, is being made into an audio book, which will be available from Audible. Audio books are all the rage these days, and I love listening to…

    October 25, 2018
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    Meet the Author – Joan Livingston

    I’m so pleased to be introducing my fellow author Joan Livingston today. Joan has a fabulous, engaging style and writes terrific murder mysteries that grab you by the scruff of the neck and draw…

    September 26, 2018
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    Holidays are Murder

    Accidentally on purpose, I spent my summer on the trail of two great murderesses, Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier. Holidays are always impossible to organise here – there are so many different factions,…

    September 24, 2018