France has a coastline of approximately 7330 kilometres. Much of it is magnificent and many of those kilometres are uninhabited, wild even. I am a sea baby. The old adage that being by the sea does you good, clears your… Continue reading
- I think this worth reading: http://www.npr.org
- This has been sent through to me from Texas. You might like to contribute and help save the bees https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-irrigate-an-organic-bee-farm-in-austin#/
- This is fun: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53691/13-fascinating-facts-about-bees
- URGENT : If you wish to help the bees against… Continue reading
Some of you may have read about or seen on the news the appalling floods that hit my homeland of Cannes and its environs in the south of France at the beginning of this month. We were there; we had… Continue reading
This is very good news. It’s just the beginning, but it is going in the right direction http://peacefulwarriors.net/monsanto-loses-gmo-permit-in-mexico-judge-sides-with-the-bees/
The destruction of our ancient history, of magnificent sites that are, or were, jewels in our cultural heritage and are now nothing but rubble, makes my blood boil.
We are all of us reading the news and staring at photographs… Continue reading
This is an exciting autumn moment for me.
My new novel to be published by Penguin early next year has disappeared off to the copy editor; we are preparing for this year’s olive harvest which looks set to… Continue reading
This is just a quick message to let you know the latest news on buying the films of The Olive Route or my books.
As before, if you wish to own the complete boxed set of five DVDs you can… Continue reading
The Olive Route, rich in detail, colourful in scope and astonishing in meaning, takes us on an unforgettable journey across the Mediterranean. Discover the secrets of the olive tree, a symbol of life and spirit of peace for thousands… Continue reading
Provence. Provence-Alpes-Maritimes is my home, and it has also become my work. I never fail to remind myself how fortunate I am. When I first came here to this southern coast of France I was looking for a ‘house by… Continue reading
Hello from a very hot South of France. (currently 34C)
The announcement of the news announced today in The Bookseller (link below) has been such a LONG time coming – I have been busting for three months to tell you.… Continue reading
A few days ago I headed north, driving from our home on the French Côte d’Azur to our home in the Brie, mid-centre between Paris and Reims, fifteen minutes from the Champagne district. I love these long trajectories penetrating and… Continue reading
This news is very concerning. I thought we were beginning to help people understand the fundamental necessity of bees and the dangers of pesticides. http://www.economicvoice.com/bee-harming-pesticides-to-be-used-again/
I am suffering from Deadline-itis. Two deadlines glaring at me with fanged intentions. As always during these stressful moments, it seems that all the world apart from me is in holiday mode; either on holiday or about to depart.
A quick update to let you know that Scholastic have republished another of my books in the My Story series, Suffragette. Here is a photo of the new cover above, which is lovely and all silvery. I am very pleased… Continue reading
By the time you read this, the 68th Cannes Film Festival will have packed up its wares and the pantechnicons will be back on the road. The awards will have been handed out and celebrated at illustrious parties, Elton John… Continue reading
Palmyra in Syria is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The news is reporting that ISIS has massacred children in this ancient capital.
It brought back this memory that I felt compelled to share…
Palmyra. What can one say? The despair… Continue reading