The thoughts of a news reporter turned novelist on books, films, France, teenagers, moving to the seaside – well, just about anything really...
The Saturday shoppers fell silent as a tall, lean man with closely cropped hair and shades walked through the crowded bookshop and into the morning sunshine. He was instantly surrounded by an adoring crowd of fans, a bit like a ...continued
My family has always had a thing about France. Describing something as “ever so French” was the height of praise as far as my mother was concerned. She had happy ...continued
“Goodnight sweet prince,” muttered my son as our trusty Gaggia coffee maker finally gave up the ghost. He twiddled a few knobs on the machine and the illuminated display declared ...continued
The one thing that puzzles me about literary festivals is the way they stick several very different writers together under a title like Writers’ Roundtable and wait to see where ...continued
I loved Soldiers’ Wives, Fiona Field’s first book about army life, so I was thrilled to get my hands on the second. And I’m pleased to report that Soldiers’ Daughters ...continued
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