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Where I Write

    Readers are often interested to know where I write. Whilst still working full-time I wrote whenever and wherever I could, often scribbling a few words in the early morning before rushing off to work. I usually took my

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Ten Interesting Facts About Life in Seventeenth Century

Ten Interesting Random Facts About Life in Seventeenth Century

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The Chateau on the Lake – The Inspiration behind the story

What inspired me to write The Chateau on the Lake? I began with the vague thought that it would be interesting to write a love story set at the time of the French Revolution. I didn’t know much about it then but everyone knows that the starving poor rebelled against the greedy aristocrats and beheaded Louis XVI, don’t they? Except that, once I started to research, I quickly discovered that it wasn’t as straightforward as that.

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An Exciting New Venture!

Writing can be a lonely business.

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What’s Your Problem?

  Conflict is an essential ingredient of a good story. I’d go so far as to say that without conflict there is no story. It catches the reader’s imagination and makes them ask themselves, ‘What would I do in this

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Settings to Hook Your Reader

Never underestimate the importance of setting in your novel.  Setting is a great deal more than simply the place where your story happens. Used to maximum advantage, the setting will enhance your characters and the plot while enriching the readers’

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My Christmas Memories

My younger brother and I grew up during the fifties and sixties and some of our happiest memories are those of Christmas. The celebrations began on Stir-Up Sunday.

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Q & A with Maeva, Spanish publishers of The Apothecary’s Daughter

First off, Charlotte, we’d like to get to know you better as a writer: what inspires you? It’s hard to be precise because inspiration comes from many places; reading a newspaper, hearing a family story, a girl in a red

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Romance or History?

One of the questions readers often ask me when they know I write romantic historical fiction, is ‘Which is the most important to you, the romance or the history?’ It’s a very interesting question and my usual answer is that

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A new cover for The House in Quill Court

A new cover!

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About Charlotte

Charlotte Betts Always a bookworm, Charlotte discovered her passion for writing after her three children and two step-children had grown up. She lives with her husband in a cottage in the woods on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire.

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Contact Charlotte via Clara Diaz, Press Officer on 020 3122 6565 or clara.diaz@littlebrown.co.uk at Little Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0D2