Pandemic then and now, part 2…

The fourth book in my series, The Meonbridge Chronicles, is finished at last! It's called Children’s Fate, and I am hoping to publish it in the autumn. Children’s Fate, like the first three Chronicles, is of course a work of fiction. The characters come entirely from my imagination. The principal location, Meonbridge, is a fictitious village …

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Beating ploughshares into art…

In my April post, I wrote: “I don’t often blog about matters unrelated to writing and historical fiction, but occasionally I just feel the need to write about something different, and that “different” is always to do with the natural world…” Well, that’s not strictly true…  My last two blog posts haven’t been about writing or historical …

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Little bishops’ croziers – the magic of ferns

A mini-post today... Just an excuse really to share some pictures of one of my favourite plant species... I love colour in the garden – and in the countryside too, of course, as you’ll have noticed if you’ve seen my recent posts. Blues are among my favourites, particularly in the countryside – bluebells, of course, being mine, …

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Hampshire flora: yellow, white and blue…

I don’t often blog about matters unrelated to writing and historical fiction, but occasionally I just feel the need to write about something different, and that “different” is always to do with the natural world, specifically the birds and the plants I observe on my travels, whether locally or further afield. Of course there hasn’t …

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