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:
May 29, 2019


Sarah Bailey is the Author of Into the Night, which I reviewed earlier this month.  Here, she talks about her new book and the inspiration behind […]
April 24, 2019


Katherine Clements is the author of my latest book review The Coffin Path.  Here, she tells us about her life as a writer and what she is […]
April 16, 2019


Today I am lucky enough to interview Louisa Deasey, author of A Letter from Paris: A True Story of Hidden Art, Lost Romance and Family Reclaimed: […]
April 3, 2019

INTERVIEW: Stephanie Parkyn

Today I interview Stephanie Parkyn, author of the book I have just reviewed Into the World: Are you a daydreamer too? I didn’t think so, but when […]
January 8, 2019

THE BLUE ROSE: My Novel-in-Progress

For two years I have been working on a novel called The Blue Rose. It tells the story of Viviane de Ravoisier, the daughter of a […]