London, the capital of Britain, its history and culture, from the plague to the Blitz.

London, the capital of Britain, its history and culture, from the plague to the Blitz, has always fascinated me. I have Eastender blood flowing in my veins, so it’s a foregone conclusion then, that my writing niche might be London’s 20th century with two world wars and only 20 years to separate them. My books […]

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Thinking of Christmas Shopping?

October 23rd is almost here, the day when my 2014 novel, TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS is published in paperback form. The book’s beautiful cover shows my central character, Flora Shine, dressed in her Great War nurse’s uniform. Together with her two close friends depicted in the background, this clever artwork hints at the story inside. I’m […]

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Book Prize: June Competition Notification

 JUNE COMPETITION It’s June and time for the summer competition. As many of you know, I write about East Enders – the cockney communities who came before the EastEnders of Albert Square in Walford. I set my East End families on the real Isle of Dogs (map above), Whitechapel, Limehouse, Poplar and surrounding hamlets, pre 1960. […]

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