Σηκωματα, mensa ponderaria, mesures à grains…

This piece was first posted on The History Girls blog in August 2018. For today’s post, I thought I would again write about something different from my usual histories of the Meon Valley. We spend some time every year – and have done for the past thirty or so years – in south-east France, in the …

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The positive side of “bad” reviews

I have received some splendid reviews of Fortune’s Wheel and A Woman’s Lot, and of course I’m always thrilled when people say complimentary things about my writing. This is particularly the case when they mention how authentic the world of Meonbridge seemed, or how invested they felt in the characters. “It’s a great tribute to …

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One fisherman, two saints, and three politicians…

This post was first written for The History Girls blog. I have really been enjoying finding out about the villages of Hampshire’s Meon Valley, in order to share something of their history, introduce a few of the people associated with them, and reveal some of the treasures held within their buildings. Even though I know …

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“Staying in” with Linda’s Book Bag

Today, I’m “staying in” with the lovely Linda Hill on Linda’s Book Bag, her wonderful blog all about books... We are chatting about my recently released second Meonbridge Chronicle, A WOMAN'S LOT, and other things… I love the "chat" format and, of course, I always love having the opportunity to talk about my favourite topic, my …

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