November 19, 2019
The Chronicles of Narnia

The 50 Authors Who Shaped Me

It took me a long while to compile my list of “The 50 Authors who Shaped Me” – it was so difficult to choose only fifty from the thousands of authors whose work meant so much to me through my life.
November 15, 2019


Mary de Morgan Blog    ‘Help me, sweet Love!’ she cried, and then began to weep. ‘Poor Queen Blanchelys!’ said Love. ‘Your rose-tree is dead then.’ […]
November 10, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: The 50 Authors That Shaped Me

THE 50 AUTHORS WHO SHAPED ME   It took me a long while to compile my list of “The 50 Authors who Shaped Me” – it […]
September 10, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Best Books on Fairy Tales

I’ve been asked to compile my list of the best books to read if you are interested in learning about the history, meaning and purpose of […]
September 6, 2019

INTERVIEW: Cait Duggan

I had the recent pleasure of interviewing Cait Duggan – read her answers to my questions below: Are you a daydreamer too? Yes! I remember my […]
September 4, 2019

VINTAGE WRITING POST: Bitter Greens -the facts behind the fiction of the Sun King’s Court

The Facts behind the Fiction of the Sun King’s Court In recent months, I’ve been visiting a lot of Book Clubs who have read my novel […]
August 27, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Rainer Maria Rilke

I first encountered Rainer Maria Rilke when a friend gave me a copy of LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET when I was in my early twenties. […]
August 20, 2019

VINTAGE POST: Women of the German Resistance

Most people – when they think of German women’s attitudes towards Adolf Hitler – imagine star-struck blonde Frauleins with their hands stretched high in the Nazi […]
June 4, 2019

THE 50/50 PROJECT: My pilgrimage to Emily Dickinson’s house

I have a page on my website I call The 50/50 project. It’s a list of 50 things I want to do before I die (though some of them are most unlikely to happen!) I’m gradually ticking things off. In late June 2017, I managed to make one lifelong dream come true: