October 7, 2012 11:09 am by

I’ve been in a long, dark tunnel for weeks now, working very hard to finish the first draft of The Spice Merchant’s Wife. There is a little light at the end of the tunnel as I’m approaching the Big Climax scene and will then only need to write the Resolution. Once finished, there will still…

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August 9, 2012 11:47 am by

The Hungerford Bookshop is an independent bookshop situated in a listed building in the picturesque high street. The quirky shop is stacked high with all the kinds of books I like to read and it’s all too easy to lose an hour or two browsing the stock. In the basement is an antiquarian and second-hand department…

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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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