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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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‘My Writing Process’ Blog Hop

I’m always interested to discover how other authors go about writing their novels so I was delighted when historical novelist, Jenny Barden, invited me to join her on this blog tour to describe how my writing process works for me.

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The Milliner’s Daughter

Coming soon! An exclusive short story to be released as an ebook in October. If you’ve read The Apothecary’s Daughter you will have encountered beautiful, selfish Arabella Leyton. But did you ever wonder what happened to her after she and

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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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Waterstones – Staines Staff Recommendation

The Apothecary’s Daughter is on the Staff Recommendation Table in Waterstones in Staines. I’m so thrilled! Hmm. ‘Dark, dangerous and addictive.’  I rather like that. Tweet

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What a Day!

I’ve just arrived home and I’m buzzing! The book-signing in Waterstones, Newbury, went really well. The staff were helpful and friendly, making me tea and setting me at ease beside a table loaded with paperbacks of The Apothecary’s Daughter. I’d been a little nervous

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My Writing Room

Take a look at the Novelicious website for a post about the places where I write.  This photograph shows the orangery where I write in the winter months when it’s too cold to use my studio in the garden. http://www.novelicious.com/my-writing-room/ There

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The Apothecary’s Daughter – an editor’s point of view

In this job, it’s fair to say that I read a lot, and must admit there are moments when it can be more of a chore than a pleasure. So it really is a very special thing when you start

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How it began.

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.

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Reading Group Questions – The Apothecary’s Daughter

Here are some suggestions for Reading Group discussions for The Apothecary’s Daughter What is the central theme of the book and how did it resonate with you? Who is your favourite/least favourite character and how real did they feel to

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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