January 28, 2012 7:10 am by

People often ask me what inspired me to write The Apothecary’s Daughter. How it began. People often ask, ‘Where do your ideas come from?’, as if there is a particular store where you can go to pick up a bargain. It’s true that sometimes a dazzling idea for a new novel pops into my head…

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December 20, 2011 6:42 pm by

Since Christmas is nearly here I thought you might like to read an excerpt from The Apothecary’s Daughter, which takes place on Christmas Day 1665, the year of the plague. Christmas day dawned fair and clear. Susannah scraped the ice off the inside of the bedchamber window and peered out at the snow-covered courtyard below….

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