Author Archives: Angela Petch

About Angela Petch

Bit of a story dreamer, written two novels - a third in progress. I love my little family and in no particular order afterwards: Italian culture, food, wine, walking everywhere I can and especially in the Apennines, East Africa, tennis when I can, reading, reading and more reading. So much to discover still before I die.

Never Forget

  Today, October 15th, is the fourth day of our mini-break in Italy, in the Abruzzo region. We have had a brilliant adventure in the mountains, exploring the Gran Sasso region. It was drizzling this morning, after three days of … Continue reading

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Writer’s Workshop Tuscany

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? Il Mulino, Rofelle, Tuscany What an incredible week’s journey I have been on, not just in miles but in experience too. Eight strangers met for a writers’ workshop (Actually some were married to each…

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Write Away in Tuscany…Italy

Finding a writing corner for one of the exercises I was described last week by my niece as bold, because I set up a writing course where we live in beautiful Tuscany. I don’t feel bold – foolhardy maybe – … Continue reading

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Day Three (and Four)

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      Apericena in Montebotolino With fellow writer Karel in Arezzo. Excuse ugly red van. II   I I I  I-will start this post by saying that 50% proof, plum-based fennel liqueur is…

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Tuscany here I come!

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The time is almost here! Tomorrow I head to Italy for the start of a one-week writing adventure – my first ever. Below is the beautiful place where I’ll be staying, joining fellow writers…

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Let petals fall…

Sometimes you have to let petals fall. I’ll try and explain what I mean. Last Easter I had a bit of a turn (some of you may remember) –  a frightening episode when I had a four-hour bout of transient … Continue reading

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A month in the country

  Firle, East Sussex I’ve had a month in the country. I’ve been in Southern England, and away from Tuscany where I usually find myself in July and August. There hasn’t been much time to write, but in between looking … Continue reading

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The next instalment…

  With the final part of “The Haunting of Hattie Hastings” trilogy published, I caught up with author Audrey Davis in Switzerland. I am really looking forward to meeting my ‘virtual friend’ in September for our writers’ workshop which I … Continue reading

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Checking in…

Almost two weeks ago, I flew from Bologna to Manchester and caught the train to Leeds for my first Romantic Novelists’ Association annual Conference. I didn’t know what to expect and I was apprehensive. Would all the authors be like Barbara … Continue reading

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“Go to another place…”

The River Marecchia has its source near us in our Tuscan hideaway. We enjoy a daily, summer plunge in its fresh waters as it flows past our watermill.  From here it flows through the valleys to Rimini, where it gushes … Continue reading

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