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Judging a book by its cover

My first novel, Reynardine, published in 1989, has recently been reissued as an e-book, along with other titles. The original jacket featured a painting of the heroine in a glowering, overcast landscape with a darkly-handsome hero on horseback staring moodily at her. It is very obviously a romantic novel. Cut now to the 2015 e-book […]

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Research trips for The Jeweller’s Wife

The story dictates the setting and the setting shapes the story. I knew long before I started to write The Turning Point that it must be set in the flat lands of Cambridgeshire, with its featureless landscapes and chill winds. One Last Dance required the brightness of sea and cove, but also the deep, secretive […]

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