Saturday 4 – Saturday 11 April I thought this blogpost would be my usual ramble through my life locked away this week. But I was reminded of something much more important, which I want to share with you. And, of course, it’s a book.
Mirror at Midnight My latest published story. This tiny story is a flash horror, but no gore, I promise you.
The Girl from the Workhouse by Lynn Johnson, published by Amazon Imagine you’re a young girl aged eleven, Ginnie Jones by name. It’s 1911 in the Staffordshire Potteries. Your father works hard in Chamberlain’s pottery, but life is okay. You live in a tiny terraced house with your parents and […]
Or maybe … Murder DownUnder/Death in the South Pacific. If you’re following our latest travel blog, PeteandJacDownUnder, you’ll know we’re currently on holiday in New Zealand. We’re combining seeing dearly-missed family with a trip we’ve promised ourselves for many years.
Back in the autumn, the bijou but lovely team at Stormy Island Publishing kindly accepted my flash story Mirror at Midnight for their upcoming Halloween anthology. Then fate intervened, via toddler’s orange juice poured into the editor’s laptop, and Halloween went by uncelebrated (by me).
by John Lanchester. Published by Faber and Faber, 2019. We’re in Britain, in the near future – perhaps nearer than we think. And something has gone horribly wrong.
by Manda Scott, Penguin Random House, 2018 https://mandascott.co.uk I’d like to say that everything about this detective thriller is perfect.
Death and the Dreadnought, by Robert Wilton. Published Sharpe Books, Feb 2019. The year is 1910. Britain and Germany are racing for naval armaments superiority. The Dreadnoughts – possessors of large gun turrets providing uniform and overwhelming firepower – are the new British answer to the German threat. The Germans […]
In 225AD a tall fair-haired woman called Julia Aurelianus lives in a pretty townhouse in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath). Julia is an independent woman of means, a cultured high-status aristocrat and a healer who works at the clinic attached to the temple of Sulis Minerva. She is an educated, sophisticated […]
Readers who’ve been following our adventures through our travel blog will know that husband Peter and I have recently returned from six weeks haring round Europe on our trusty motorbike. What with finishing off the account of that long trip through twelve countries, unpacking, washing, ruefully surveying our moribund garden, and […]