Writing Historical Fiction with Author Essie Fox (Words Away)

Nestled on the corner of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is a Victorian pub that now operates as a tea house by day and a theatre by night, and once a night a writing salon is hosted, everything about this is right up my street.   It’s run by writers Kellie and Emma, and every month they…… Continue reading Writing Historical Fiction with Author Essie Fox (Words Away)

Tracy Chevalier talks At the Edge of The Orchard

I fell in love young with Tracy Chevalier. We had to read The Girl with the Pearl earring as part of our english curriculum, her writing was vivid and transporting. Many years later, on the 2nd March 2017 I wandered along to Daunt books in Hampstead to listen to Chevalier discuss her novel At the…… Continue reading Tracy Chevalier talks At the Edge of The Orchard

Postcards from the Past: The Hydro Majestic

When I was little we would drive into the country, up the mountains, past this magnificent hotel that marked the top of the Blue Mountains. My Uncle would take my Grandmother and Great Aunt there for tea. I thought to myself ‘when I’m older I will go there, it will be the most glamorous thing I…… Continue reading Postcards from the Past: The Hydro Majestic

Author Philippa Gregory and The Taming of the Queen

I read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory when I was around 13. The book came to be in my possession via my Grandmother, and I remember the year well. It was 2002,I was in year nine, I was (and still am) madly obsessed with Henry VIII, and the American Twin Towers had fallen the…… Continue reading Author Philippa Gregory and The Taming of the Queen