Socks for Soldiers!

Knitting warm clothing for ‘our boys on the frontline and at sea’ became a moral duty soon after the outbreak of the Great War. The movement was spearheaded by Queen Mary through the Queen’s Guild and the Red Cross.

WWI hospital at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Highclere Castle is the setting for the popular drama series, Downton Abbey. During WWI, Downton is turned into a convalescent hospital. The story is fiction but the hospital established at Highclere Castle in 1914 was real.

Writing a Trilogy – the pros and cons

It was with some trepidation that I approached my publisher with suggestions for the novel I wanted to write next. I’d already had seven books published – love stories with a dash of mystery, set at various turning points in history between the Restoration and the Regency. This time, I wanted to expand my horizons …

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