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  • Val Penny's Hunter's Secret
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    Meet the Author – Val Penny

    I’m very glad today to be able to welcome author Val Penny back to my blog. Val’s Edinburgh-based murder mystery series, starring Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson, has been compared with the work of Ian…

    March 17, 2020
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    Good Eggs

    It seems like a world away now but it was only about three weeks ago that I squeezed into a little temporary theatre in Webbs Road, Clapham with loads of friends. We were all…

    March 15, 2020
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    Beautiful in the Morning

    Can’t wait to see new film Beautiful in the Morning by the promising Italian-American director, Flavia Casa. I’m a sucker for the cinema anyway, and this is also the first time I will be…

    November 5, 2019
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    The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

    I was lucky enough to pop along to the preview of this great show, the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, at the National Portrait Gallery the other night. There’s nothing like going to a gallery after hours;…

    October 31, 2019
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    Death in Dulwich DEAL!

    Just a quick one today to say that anyone who’s always fancied trying my London Murder Mystery series but has balked at the high price of, ahem, £1.99, well good news – today only…

    September 11, 2019
  • Working for Christian Dior by Jean Dawnay
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    Fashion and Fairytales – Dawnay and Dior

    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…

    April 21, 2019
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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
  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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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