A touching note

Following a news item about me and my first novel, FARHOLM, in our local newspaper, the Weston Mercury, I received my first ever fan letter! An elderly neighbour, eighty-eight year old Ruby Twite wrote a lovely note to me.  I was thrilled and touched to receive it as it is doubtful that she will ever […]

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Cake without Spice

This recipe, hand written either by my mum, Monica, or her sister Beryl,  fell from a book I was reading and I have no idea how it had got there. Monica and Beryl were  excellent cooks,   cakes rose like angels, cookies were scrumptious, meringues…  eclairs…  puddings, pies and pastries were renowned within the family and friends. […]

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Now to do a little editing

I wrote the stalking of Rosa Czekov some years ago but have edited and polished it at various times;  Rosa is one of my novels that I have sent off on numerous occassions to editors and agents without success. I have faith in my story though, and I think it deserves a wider audience. I […]

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Salting Beans

I was looking through the names I had taken from the memorial on the Menin Gate, thousands upon thousands of them, names of the fallen I had downloaded while researching the Colgates and Props. I looked looking down our road, down Thornbury Drive and in 1918 every other house may had a dead or injured […]

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