Series: First book in my new Wych Ferry Series Genre: historical fiction Release Date: 12th December, 2017 Publisher: Crooked Cat Books A world beyond her own. A sea captain passes through the forgotten port of Wych Ferry, and whiles away an hour relating his traveller’s tales to young Rosamund Euden. He tells her that the … More WHALES AND STRANGE STARS

Hoorah for November

Phew! Thanks be November has started. Why? Because although I love the old Celtic New Year festival of Samhain (pronounced Sawane) on 31st October when we celebrate our ancestors because the veil between the worlds is thin….. despite loving that, I always end up getting cross and stamping my little foot around that date. Anyone … More Hoorah for November

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab

Today, author Ailsa Abraham has been so kind as to invite myself and my lead character (the Victorian detective Barnabas, of none other than “Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab”) to have a lovely chat with her in her back garden. She graciously even provided our transportation from the United States all … More Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Missing Scarab


BY CAROLYN HUGHES Genre: Historical fiction Release Date: 7th November 2016 Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd Plague-widow Alice atte Wode is desperate to find her missing daughter, but her neighbours are rebelling against their masters and their mutiny is hindering the search. June 1349. In a Hampshire village, the worst plague in England’s history has wiped … More FORTUNE’S WHEEL

In my beginning…

… is my end (T.S. Elliott) I wasn’t going to make a big song and dance about my recent dementia diagnosis but everyone has been so very kind and lovely that I had to write a BIG thank you note. In case anyone missed it, my brain is deteriorating rapidly and my last MRI scan … More In my beginning…

Must avoid…..

That is the Solstice over and as far as I’m concerned the next year has started. It’s traditional to look back and compare, rejoice and/or weep. OK, to be fair 2016 wasn’t exactly the worst year I’ve had in my life, in that I didn’t end up in hospital, and still have all the bits … More Must avoid…..


BY LIZ HARRIS What if you were trapped between two cultures? Life is tough in 1870s Wyoming. But it’s tougher still when you’re a girl who looks Chinese but speaks like an American. Orphaned as a baby and taken in by an American family, Charity Walker knows this only too well. The mounting tensions between … More THE LOST GIRL