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Squalid Slums and Stately Homes: Inspiration for The Button Maker

Slums, stately homes, and nursery rhymes: inspiration for my third novel.

A murder case and an old bird: Inspiration for The Promise Keeper

Whilst reading Bedside Book of Murder: fifty chilling stories – all true, I found inspiration for The Promise Keeper. The story was called The Horror of the Stauntons, and truly, it was horrific.

A Victorian Butcher's Shop

What was it like to be a butcher in the 1800s?

RESEARCH - BRISTOL LUNATIC ASYLUM

The Glenside Hospital Museum shows us what life was really like in a Victorian Asylum.

RESEARCH - THE OLD BAILEY ONLINE

Why, as a writer, I love The Old Bailey Online.

Historical fiction course with Manda Scott and Robert Wilton

My week in the Shropshire hills with fellow writers was simply sublime. 

CAMP NANOWRIMO: 50K WORDS IN 30 DAYS

In July I set myself the challenge to write 50k words in one month. And I did it!

But it was hard.

MY DAY AT THE NATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE

A day packed with lectures and meeting new writers. 

RESEARCH - FASHION MUSEUM BATH

My research day at the Fashion Museum in Bath.

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The Butchers Wife - a tale of deceit and revenge!