June 28, 2012 6:03 pm by

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 the story of Ella Appleby. I wasn’t disappointed. Deborah Swift’s lush writing carries you to…

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June 20, 2012 5:08 pm by

I had wanted to visit Bruges for a long time, even before I started to write historical fiction. The idea of a beautifully preserved city, some of it dating from mediaeval times and most of the rest from the seventeenth century, was very appealing. It didn’t disappoint. Although overcrowded with tourists and jam-packed with souvenir…

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June 10, 2012 5:53 pm by

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 that age old dilemma where a book hooks you in and you don’t want to…

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