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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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The RNA RoNA Awards

I was absolutely delighted when it was announced at the Romantic Novelists’ Association RoNA awards ceremony at the Royal Airforce Club in Piccadilly last night that The Apothecary’s Daughter had won the Historical Romantic Novel category. Some wonderful novels were

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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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The new ‘Perfume’

Waterstones in the Oracle, Reading, recommend The Apothecary’s Daughter as the ‘new’ Perfume by Patrick Suskind. Now that’s a comparison I’m very happy to live with! Tweet

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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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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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Christmas Day 1665

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

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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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