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Longlisted for Historical Novel Society Award 2017!

GREAT news! I feel VERY honoured that ‘Plaint for Provence is The Historical Novel Society https://www.facebook.com/historicalnovelsociety ‘s Editor’s Choice ‘For each quarterly issue of the Historical Novels Review, the editors will select a small number of titles they feel exemplify the best in historical fiction. These novels, which come highly recommended from our reviewers, have…
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The audiobook for ‘How Blue is my Valley’ is now LIVE on audible, on amazon uk, should be on itunes and amazon.com! More outlets will follow and you really should listen to the extract to appreciate the lovely voice of top narrator, actress Jan Cramer. Working with Jan was a real pleasure and to hear my…
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Review for ‘Crystal Balls’ from 5 Girls Book Reviews

5 Girls Book Reviews is a great blog run by – you guessed – 5 girls, a mom and 4 daughters. Angel (13) reviewed my two YA books. I struggle to find the right shelf in online bookshops for what are probably ‘middle grade’ books so it was interesting to get public feedback from a…
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Young blogger, Angel (13) reviews ‘On the Other Hand’

YA reviewer on 5 Girls Book Reviews blogs about my YA book ‘On the Other Hand’ – lovely to get feedback from a young reader and to know Ryan was her favourite character. Read the review here

Interviewed by Marcia Weber

It is wonderful to be able to hop across to Germany without leaving my own armchair here in France. Answering Marcia Weber’s questions made me think about The Troubadours Quartet in the light of the recent tragic events in Paris, which have sent shockwaves across France. I find familiar patterns in the 12th century and not all…
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Dragonetz does his first talk show

I didn’t think a medieval swordsman would enjoy a 21st century light-hearted chat show but all publicity is good publicity and of course Dragonetz never says no to a challenge 🙂 My thanks to host interviewer Jeremy Croston, author of a fantasy novel in which Norse Gods are mixed up with ice hockey (!) Enjoy the…
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Thank God It’s Thursday – flashback

I often get asked questions about my own life but this is the first time a blogger has asked for ‘An Honest-to-God True Story’. As I’m nearly 60, there are so many crossroads and dramas in the treasure-chest (and locked cells) of my memory; personal moments of love, birth and death or small confessions (I am…
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A taste of 1152 Provence

A sneak preview of The Troubadours Bk 3 ‘Plaint for Provence’ and other secrets revealed in interview with Sunshine Somerville Only 25 more sleeps till publication day – getting excited now!

Barred: Paris

Three mind-blowing days in Paris: 600 photos. Result – a blog post and a new photo gallery  I’ve still got to add some bee-keeping photos to that gallery but it’s nearly there. ‘One of the treats for my big forthcoming birthday was to visit the photography exhibition in Paris: ‘Qui a peur des femmes photographes’ (Who’s…
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Spring Poetry Festival in Grignan, Provence, France

After 2 hours discussing the local event for the French Spring Poetry Festival  in Grignan with two lovely French ladies and an American friend, I think this is what’s happening 🙂 I’ve accidentally suggested the theme for the whole festival, which will be ‘les chèvres’; goats and goat cheese 🙂 The lovely ladies liked my…
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