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A Victorian Hallowe'en

On Hallowe'en 2019, my partner and I made our way across the Shropshire countryside to Acton Scott. Not far from the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones, Acton Scott really does feel a million miles from the hustle of everyday life. In the dark, it's a perfectly spooky setting!

Squalid Slums and Stately Homes: Inspiration for The Button Maker

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

Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle: A Victorian Duke and Princess

Step back in time and explore the Victorian Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran. 

Kinver Rock Houses

Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses: A Day Out

On a sunny Sunday morning, I ventured to Kinver Edge in Stourbridge. Now belonging to the National Trust, it is a haven for tourists who can explore the many acres of woodland and open areas, and of course, the famous rock houses.

A Victorian Butcher's Shop

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

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. 

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