Monthly Archives: April 2013

Two mad dogs

We have two dogs and they are both pretty much insane. Or maybe we’re insane for having them – a lot of people think so. The first – Bobby – is a collie crossed springer spaniel – I know, crazy, … Continue reading

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The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins

T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as ‘the first, the best, and the longest of all detective novels’ and it is hard to disagree with any of that. I read this book many years ago, but was able to enjoy it … Continue reading

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Interview with Famous Five Plus founder Pauline Barclay

Today I am delighted to welcome the author and blogger Pauline Barclay. Pauline has just published a new novel, Storm Clouds Gathering, and is also the founder and host of Famous Five Plus, a lively and friendly website for those … Continue reading

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Who is Sarah Newby?

‘Sometimes I didn’t like Sarah Newby and other times I loved her.’ Suzie Ivy (Author and Arizona police detective) Kindle 5 star review. So what sort of a woman is she, this English barrister whom a tough American police officer disliked … Continue reading

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Interview with Melanie Robertson-King

My new guest is the Scottish-Canadian novelist Melanie Robertson-King, who has the clever tag-line ‘Where Fact and Fiction Meet.’ Melanie writes historical novels with a Scottish connection for young adults – trying to create a link between the past and … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Book Fair

Francine Howarth has kindly invited me and many others to take part in her historical novel book fair, so here goes with a plug for The Monmouth Summer, a book set in 1685 which follows the tragic adventures of Ann … Continue reading

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