new year


Goodbye 2014

I can’t believe that 2014 is already almost over and we’re now hurtling towards 2015. I have had SUCH an amazing twelve months that I’ve started and abandoned this post several times over due to having FAR too much to say about it all – this was, after all, the year where I turned forty, confronted a whole bunch of silly little fears, got a book deal, ticked over six million page views on this blog and signed up with an agent so it was pretty action packed. However, for your sake, dear readers, I have therefore compiled a top […]


Looking forward to 2014

Christ Church, Spitalfields. Photo: Melanie Clegg. Following on from yesterday’s highlights of 2013, I thought it’d be fun or interesting or whatever to have a look at the ten things that I am most STOKED about for 2014. Ready? Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early 17th century. Photo: National Portrait Gallery, London. 1. Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at the RSC. It seems like eons ago that I bought my tickets for this and I can’t believe that it is now just mere weeks until I trek up to Stratford upon Avon for […]


Happy new year!

Bonjour! I’ve been hard at work on my novel about Henrietta Stuart so may have been a bit quiet lately – sorry about that! I’ve also been gorging like a GLUTTON on Agatha Raisin murder mysteries. I keep promising myself that THIS one will be the last but then find myself reading the next one and on and on it goes. The one I am reading now will be the last though.* Definitely. I have a Kindle full of books to read now so ought to diversify a bit! Anyway, because it seems to be de rigueur to do this […]