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It’s A Crazy, Crazy Life!

So again I need to start with an apology. I haven’t posted in over a month and it’s all because life went completely mental! After getting my book deal and actually signing the contract (so exciting!) I’m now straight into revisions for my first book which is due to be published in September. I hadn’t been through this process before and didn’t really know what to expect but my editor is super...

Frankenstein Is 200 Years Old!

(Or is it more considering all his body parts were different ages?) January 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a classic in English literature and studied in schools throughout the UK. It’s a novel known throughout the world but rather than focus on analysing the text in this blog post, I wanted to focus a little more on the woman and how she came...

Remembering Jane Austen

I’ve been writing this post for about two hours now. In between shoving washing in the machine and then the tumble dryer, and walking the dog, it’s taken me far longer than it should, which is really frustrating as Austen is one of my favourite topics to talk about. 200 Years and still grieving! On 18 July it will be 200 years since Austen’s death and yet she is still one of the...

One of the best – Ngaio Marsh

When we think about the Queens of Crime we tend to think of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, but there is another who must never be forgotten and that is Ngaio Marsh. Success – Can I get a little? Ngaio was born in New Zealand and lived there for most of her life. Between 1934 and 1982 she wrote 32 novels containing Inspector Alleyn. If you haven’t read any of her novels, you...

One of the best around – M C Beaton

I’ve been wanting to write an article on M C Beaton for a while. She is, without doubt, one of my favourite authors, for a number of reasons. But before I start, let me tell you a little bit about her, in case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know who she is.   Success – Can I get a little? M C Beaton, or Marion Chesney, which is her real name has written...

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