Holiday planning with Richard III (and a blatant plug!)

I sense a new reason to tour historical sites coming on… Later today, 19th August 2019, a plaque will be unveiled at Bestwood Lodge, in Nottingham, to commemorate Richard III’s stay at the Lodge in 1485. As announced on the website of the Richard III Society, this is the first plaque in what will hopefully … More Holiday planning with Richard III (and a blatant plug!)

Spotlight (and special offer): Lucy Coleman, Summer on the Italian Lakes

I read and reviewed this gorgeous novel a few months back, and here’s your chance to pick it up for just 99p! Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have … More Spotlight (and special offer): Lucy Coleman, Summer on the Italian Lakes

Book review: Clare Pedrick, Chickens Eat Pasta

Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria Not just another romance, but a story of escapism, coincidences, friendship, luck and most of all… love. Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of how a young Englishwoman starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a mediaeval hill village in central Italy. … More Book review: Clare Pedrick, Chickens Eat Pasta

On a break…

Packing for my trip to Rome last week, choosing which notebook to take was a big issue. It sounds so daft, but I just assumed I would be so inspired by the amazing history and culture surrounding me that every few minutes I would be stopping to scribble down ideas for stories or poems. I … More On a break…