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  • From News & EventsPosted: November 17, 2017

    Coming up soon(ish)

    Christmas giveaway: On the Tudor Trail   If you like Tudor history, then keep an eye out for a great Christmas giveaway by Natalie Grueninger on her popular blog On The Tudor Trail this December.  […]

  • From News & EventsPosted: October 27, 2017

    The Cursed Wife: Coming soon!

    First glimpse of the cover for my new novel, The Cursed Wife, which will be published by Pan Macmillan on 8 March 2018 …   Curses cannot be silenced Mary lives a contented life as […]

  • From The BlogPosted: October 5, 2017

    Royal Wedding Invitations: plotting and dreaming

    Last night I dreamed I went to San Michele again … or, rather, that I was still writing my book in the Royal Wedding Invitations series published by Tule.  In my dream, I was sitting […]

  • From The BlogPosted: February 6, 2017

    A new book … and the return of Jessica Hart

    I’m happy to announce that my new book, THE CURSED WIFE, a historical novel set in Elizabethan London, will be published by Pan Macmillan in February 2018. There’ll be more about THE CURSED WIFE in […]

  • From The BlogPosted: September 20, 2016

    Avebury Manor

    Although York is my home, I spend quite a bit of time in Wiltshire too.  It is a lovely county with open chalky downland and spectacular prehistoric monuments like Silbury Hill, the West Kennet barrow and […]

  • From The BlogPosted: August 27, 2016

    Cuenca doorways

    I’m just back from Spain: five days in Valencia for my niece’s wedding, followed by three nights in historic Cuenca, up in the hills.  I loved both places, and there are photos on my Facebook […]

  • From The BlogPosted: July 19, 2016

    Inspiring images

    Q: What do these pictures have in common?             A. All have inspired my latest book one way or the other.  If you’d like to know what links them all, […]

  • From The BlogPosted: June 17, 2016

    Singing for your supper

    I’m writing a scene set in a London merchant’s house, where the family and guests are gathered after supper to entertain themselves. As so often, I’ve gone back to Claudius Hollyband’s Dialogues, reproduced in The Elizabethan […]