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The Branford Boase Award

I am so thrilled Notes on My Family has been long listed for the 2018 Branford Boase Award! The award is for new writers and their editors and is now in its eighteenth year. It’s a really exciting long list and I’m so pleased to be there! Here is the full long list. Good luck to all the authors and…

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October – December 2017

Hello! It’s a wet and windy evening here and I’ve only been back in a London a few days. I want to wish you a very happy New Year. I can’t believe it’s nearly 2018. These last few months have been busy ones for me and I wanted to do a quick round-up before January. My younger sister, Lydia, married…

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YALC 2017

I had such a great time at YALC 2017. It was lovely chatting to so many authors, readers and bloggers. Here I am at the Everything With Words stand with Author Sue Bentley and our books, and here is a selection of the books I came home with, including another copy of Notes on My Family which I will be…

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Hay Festival 2017
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Herefordshire and the Hay Festival

A few weeks ago I went to Herefordshire with my mum. We stayed with some lovely friends of mum’s, Karen and Neil, who she has known since the seventies when they were at university together; a time when my mum looked like this (but not so blurry): We visited a small village called Much Marcle to see a yew tree….

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