Category Archives: History and Research

Fave Cycles – No 1 Piering into History

I am an unashamed fair weather cyclist. Though I love my bike (which is a hybrid, not a superfast road bike) I’m not one of those enthusiasts who cycle in all weathers, and I suffer terribly from gradientitis – any … Continue reading

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Walking in Treeve and Emily’s Cornish Footsteps

Bronwyn Scott and I have just finished our latest collaboration – a Christmas duet set in Cornwall, to be called Invitation to a Cornish Christmas. Our fictional fishing village of Porth Karrek is set on the South Coast of Cornwall, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading

The first book in my new Marriage of Convenience quartet, Penniless Brides of Convenience, took me a LOT longer to write than planned. But you’re always saying that, I hear you cry. Don’t you ever learn from your mistakes? Well … Continue reading

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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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