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"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel


Jan 26, 2016

Author Spotlight: Interview by David Cook

I'm delighted to be the inaugural subject in author David Cook's Author Spotlight series. David asks some wonderful questions, and I enjoyed answering them. And I appreciate the opportunity to share!



Jan 22, 2016

English Garden History: Winter




Today I continue my series of articles on seasonal garden activities of the 17th and 18th centuries in England.

Garden Guide for English Historical Authors: Winter

Bulb forcing in a glass is not a recent innovation! Even in the distant past, people needed fresh flowers in their homes during the harshest months of the year....