The Stars Align

Julian Fellowes was the first person I ever interviewed, and it was such a pleasure to talk to him again – in a house I felt so privileged to visit, because it’s a beauteous jewel.

A Castle for a Family

What’s it like, living in a castle? It was fascinating to find out, in conversation with Edward and Maria Wingfield Digby of Sherborne Castle

Twenty Six Letters: May

I was an English teacher for more than a decade, and these are some of the books I found most inspiring, for both my students and me…

The Back to Front Way of Writing about Place

One of the joys of travelling is reading about the places you’re visiting. Which makes Trip Fiction one of my favourite sites. Here’s a piece I wrote for them about how I create my locations.