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.

Why write?

I set off yesterday morning in the rain. The word obfuscation sprang to mind – the usual view across the mountain range was under cloud and I hoped it wasn’t an omen. Would I be able to track down what … Continue reading

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Another Italian lover

Now, did I catch your interest with my title? I’m happily married, thank you, to a half-Italian, half-English gentleman, so I don’t need no lover… BUT, via social media, I have met another writer who has fallen under the Italian … Continue reading

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An “antipasto” for tomorrow

In anticipation of the main course tomorrow, here is my review of Katharine Johnson’s new release. As you all know, I love Italy, and I hugely enjoyed “The Secret”. Even the cover is characteristic. I recently read “The Silence” by … Continue reading

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Along the way

I own a little book of Calm, packed with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Yesterday, I opened it up at the “Smell the Coffee” exercise. We can’t be calm if we are always rushing from one thing to the next. (Guilty!) … Continue reading

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A chat by the river

Perhaps I could have had my chat with author, Helen Christmas, in a London pub,  in Shoreditch, the kind of venue in her first novel. But, I’m in Tuscany, so I spirited her over for an espresso in the mill … Continue reading

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My Tuscan garden

Good old Cicero! An Italian friend made me a bookmark with flowers from her garden and used his words: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” I would add family and friends to that, … Continue reading

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I wanted to show you a film made by our young friends but the link won’t work for me. So, if you are interested, look up their Facebook page, “Al ritmo delle stagioni” to see what they have captured. Or … Continue reading

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I enjoy striking up conversation with strangers. You never know where it might lead. Yesterday we did our first shop down in the valley in Sansepolcro and I picked up a punnet of artichokes. I love eating them but haven’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating fellow authors

My fellow author friend from CHINDI wrote a thought-provoking first novel  (“Crazy over You”) and now she is celebrating the release of her second, her Ruby Fiction debut, The Purrfect Pet Sitter. So,  I’ve invited her on my blog to … Continue reading

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Chindi Events at the Littlehampton Festival – July 2018

Originally posted on Rosemary Noble's Blog:
The Ghost Tour Book has arrived and we are all set to take bookings for events for the Littlehampton Festival. I have to say that when I first mooted the idea, I didn’t…

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