William Shakespeare and I were companions way back, from the time when I was about seven. We spent whole long days and nights together, when I had been ‘naughty’, when I was being punished for some misdemeanour or other. Our house in Kent had a spare room in it, a read more »
I have taken a short break away from my desk to visit - revisit - Greece. Last week I was in Thessaloniki where the city's 18th annual documentary film festival was in full swing. As my husband is a documentary filmmaker and I have written several films, this is read more »
Dear friends, My lovely publishing team at Michael Joseph, Penguin, has teamed up with Goodreads to offer a copy of THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER as a special Easter gift to one lucky reader. The offer is open for entries from Friday 25th March until Monday 4th read more »
I wrote my last Newsletter on 2nd February this year. It was upbeat after a successful France Show at Olympia and I was looking forward to the publication of my novel THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER on 11th February. The New Year was looking positive and full of read more »
I have just returned from my annual visit to London for the FRANCE SHOW held over three bustling and exuberant days at Olympia, Kensington. This one was particularly special for me because I was presenting my new novel, THE FORGOTTEN SUMMER, which is to be read more »
Christmas 2015
Hello! Season’s Greetings. I don’t know about you, but I am winding down from a very busy year. Last week I was in London recording two of my books for Clipper/W.F.Howes who produce first-class audio books. The first,  A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS, was read more »
Bee News
2016 Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy | University of California, Davis campus This educational program is read more »
This is such a lovely story… This is fascinating short piece about Bee's Intelligence U.S. agencies need better read more »
Might be? Some of us have ringing the alarm bell for well over a decade. The time to act is read more »

This is a wonderful, beautifully written book. I couldn’t put it down and when Id finished it, I wanted to start it again. From the first page Provence is brought to life with its light, heat and interesting, colourful people. Excellent!
Jane Cullen (from amazon)





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