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The Apothecary: why I came to write it.

At long last the first novel in the new historical series The City of Dreams is published. As usual the cover designer I use has come up with a stunning cover, which although more understated that previously—she says it is the current fashion–gives a good sense of what you will find inside. ​I have lived in Málaga, on and off, for more than thirty years now, and love the city, which seems to get more interesting and more beautiful every year. It certainly is a very […]

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The Only Blue Door is currently on SPECIAL OFFER at a giveaway price of £0.99. A great read for teenagers and young adults as well as their parents. Offer ends on 30th January 2019. […]

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RESEARCH OR DETECTION? Maybe a bit of both.

You may be forgiven for thinking that writers of historical fiction do all their research pouring over detailed history books but there are many other sources that can be useful as well: paintings, sculptures, artefacts, ruined buildings, museums, oral accounts for more recent history, and of course the extensive and all-embracing resources of Google. But despite all that, novelists can still find themselves stuck.When I decided to write historical fiction set in Moorish Spain in the tenth and […]

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