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Strangers who become friends…

Yesterday was publication day for fellow author, Lizzie Chantree Lizzie and I haven’t met yet in reality and I haven’t been able to read her new book yet but it is on my list. She runs a popular Facebook group: … Continue reading

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Mists of time …

I’m writing this on Remembrance Day, November 11th. It’s misty and a little melancholy outside. The mountains are veiled, the peaks snagged with clouds. It reminds me of a local saying: “ Quando l’Alpe mette ‘l cappello, vende le capre e compra ‘l mantello.” Time (when the mountain puts on … Continue reading

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A chat with Jane Cable aka Eva Glyn

Tomorrow sees publication of a new book by my good friend, Jane Cable. We used to belong to Chindi Authors and are on similar writing journeys and it was good to catch up with her on the night before The … Continue reading

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When life gives you peaches…

We are in Tuscany again, far later than usual, since the dreaded C impeded us and a glorious wedding delayed us. Our youngest daughter married in a celebration that was a family affair, very home-made and happy, and one day … Continue reading

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Ordinary people, extraordinary events…

I haven’t found a lot of time to read recently. My latest book is going through labour pains but I’ve taken a pause and our local library is open again. Joy! So, I picked up a book that is quite … Continue reading

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Discombobulated…

I went for a walk early on Saturday morning. Walking is my go-to tonic. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little confused, frustrated. Anxious about what to do next. And a couple of health issues have dragged me down as well. … Continue reading

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Angela Petch – My Garden In Tuscany

Originally posted on Morton S. Gray – Author:
This week I’m joined by Angela Petch who has written a series of books set in Tuscany for Bookouture. Her latest release is The Tuscan House. Angela is talking to us today…

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The Tuscan House – Angela Petch

Originally posted on On The Shelf Books:
Corbello, Italy, 1947. A woman and a little boy stagger into the ruins of an old house deep in the forest, wild roses overwhelming the crumbling terracotta walls. Since the war, nowhere has…

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All the brave women…

I continue to read around my writing all the time. Research is never finished. In the town of Pieve Santo Stefano, also known as “the city of the diary” on its signpost, is a wonderful archive of ordinary people’s lives. … Continue reading

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Desert Island Books with… Angela Petch

Originally posted on A Little Book Problem:
Welcome to another instalment of Desert Island Books, where I transport some poor soul to a remote atoll with nothing for company except one luxury item and five books of their choosing, so they had…

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