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  • 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.
  • Going Wide: Eight key learnings when distributing an e-Book to the Big Five
    Indie-publishing is a technical business. Here’s more hurdles I’ve had to jump along the way…
  • 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.
  • The Queen of Colour
    I learnt so much from talking to Joa Studholme. Never again will I simply paint my skirting boards white…

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