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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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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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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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The Gilded Lily

It always fascinates me to see how other authors approach writing about my favourite period and The Gilded Lily is a fabulous read. I enjoyed reading The Lady’s Slipper so looked forward to the companion novel, The Gilded Lily, which continues

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A New Review for The Apothecary’s Daughter

It’s (nearly) always a pleasure to find a new review for The Apothecary’s Daughter on Amazon and this five star review by Tilly Tompkins made my day! I absolutely LOVED this book and really didn’t want it to end. It’s

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Romantic Novelists’ Association Summer Party

Last night’s RNA Summer Party was another sparking occasion as members gathered together to hear who had won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and also the winner of the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers. It hardly seems

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The Apothecary’s Daughter – in German!

Another new book cover, this time for the version to be released in May 2012 in Germany. I find it interesting to see such a different cover from the English version, reflecting the taste of the market in Germany. I’m

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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