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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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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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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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First Review for The House in Quill Court!

  It’s always nerve-wracking waiting for the first review of your latest novel but I’m happy to say the waiting is now over. And it’s an Amazon five star! Reviews are so important to an author so thank you to Mrs

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The Joy of ‘Free’ Time

Another year has gone by and I’ve just delivered the manuscript for my fifth novel, The House in Quill Court, to my publisher. I feel very odd. After ten months of rising at dawn to write, scribbling a few hundred

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Meet My Main Character – Madeleine Moreau

This  post is part of a series started by Debra Brown and passed to me by Deborah Swift who used to work in the theatre as a set and costume designer.She is the author of three novels set in the 17th century, The

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What Next?

I can hardly believe that I have at last sent the final draft of The Spice Merchant’s Wife to my publisher, Piatkus. It’s been a long slog and although I’m passionate about my writing, it’s hard to fit it in around

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New Paperback Cover

The Painter’s Apprentice is available to order now in the large format paperback but the mass market paperback will be available to buy direct from the bookshops in February 2013. For this version the cover has been changed slightly and

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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