Thomas Cromwell’s Wife: Elizabeth, Mistress Cromwell

Why Write a Novel about Thomas Cromwell’s Wife ? Having written about Thomas Cromwell’s wife Elizabeth, Mistress Cromwell, I  hear a few whispers of Why Elizabeth Cromwell? Yes, I was inspired by Wolf Hall and look forward to reading the final part of Mantel’s Trilogy, The Mirror and the Light. At this time of lock down due to COVID 19, … Read More

Winter 2020

I hope you and your families are safe during this terrible unprecedented time. There are a few silver linings ( as long as we observe the requested social distancing). It can be a time to catch up on jobs previously neglected about the home and we can still do lots online. For instance if you are living in an apartment … Read More

Paddy Leigh Fermor in Heidelberg

Paddy Leigh Fermor in Heidelberg

I have always admired the writing of Paddy Leigh Fermor. He lived in Kalamitsi a short distance from the village in the Mani where I base myself during the summer. I never did get to meet him but  have twice visited the villa he designed himself and part constructed with the assistance of a Greek friend who was a local … Read More

A Review of Autumn 2019

It has been a while since I updated my news. This is simply because I have been so busy writing. My original publisher, Accent Press, was taken over by Headline in September. So that Headline can publish all three books in The Rose Trilogy, they have delayed the original publication date for The Silken Rose until April. The Silken Rose … Read More