Category Archives: History and Research

What I’ve Been Reading

The first book in my new Marriage of Convenience quartet is mostly set in London, so my reading time in the last while has been indulgent fiction rather than research. And without planning it, I seem to have been focusing … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Worlds

I have always been fascinated by the impressive architecture and ornate interiors of stately homes and grand public buildings. My pet hates however, are frustratingly roped-off rooms, or doors marked ‘private’. September Doors Open Days in the UK are a … Continue reading

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History or Heresy?

When I first started writing historical romances I admit I was something of a history purist, some might say zealot. Not for me lazy research, anachronistic names, objects or constructs, and as for committing the heinous crime of getting history … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

 The last in my MATCHES MADE IN SCANDAL series, A SCANDALOUS WINTER WEDDING is set in London and Scotland which didn’t require me to do any research reading. So it’s been on to pastures new, history-wise for me, with some … Continue reading

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Clyde-Built Heroes

       I live on the west coast of Scotland, and my writing room faces directly onto the Clyde estuary. The opportunities to avoid working are endless. I can watch the ferries plying back and forward across the river, follow … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

Having finished researching all things Venetian for the third of my MATCHES MADE IN SCANDAL series, HIS RAGS TO RICHES CONTESSA (which isn’t out until November, so I’ll forego any shameless plugging!), I’ve treated myself to devouring a few of … Continue reading

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A Romantic Paris Walk in the Footsteps of Two Lovers

I’m a great believer in the old adage that the best way to discover a city is on foot. Nowhere is that more true than Paris, where the top attractions are contained in a relatively compact area. Getting lost is … Continue reading

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Kilmun Church and the Holy Loch

One of my favourite cycle routes, especially in the evening when I’ve been working all day and want to clear my head, is along the side of the Holy Loch, where I’ve got the choice of heading up to Glen … Continue reading

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Venice Unmasked

The third book in my Matches Made in Scandal series is set in Venice in 1819 around Carnival, the notoriously sinful and decadent annual festival which drew pleasure seekers from all corners of Europe. Becky, my heroine, is there on … Continue reading

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