There are a few things you need for the perfect library... First, of course, books- -then a chair to sit in when you're reading your books- -more books- -stairs so you can reach all your books- -a desk to sit at if you're inspired to write when reading your books- -even more books- -and finally… Continue reading Upton House Library
The Ramsay family moved to Coulden Wells dreaming of a quiet country life. But the moment they passed the village boundary, they were doomed to be part of fate. Because Coulden Wells is not the pretty English hideaway it seems. For centuries it has been protected by a coven of witches. And they have misused… Continue reading The Cauldron Trilogy begins…
Tie yourself to a good piece of rope. You'll need it to find your way back to the entrance when you wander too far into the deep recesses of this bookshop. I'll see you when I get out! Related reads A Tour of the British Library Around Wells Cathedral and the Chained Library Visiting Batemans… Continue reading A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage
Oxford is jam-packed with history, beautiful buildings and of course, students. And a tour around the Bodleian Libraries is a great way to spend an hour or so. But if you don't have enough time to do the full tour, simply pay the princely sum of £2 and nosy around the Divinity School instead. And… Continue reading Harry Potter and The Divinity School
Terry Pratchett moved to a village outside of Salisbury in 1993 and lived there until his death. The Terry Pratchett: HisWorld exhibition is all about his life and full of personal items. Given his worldwide fame, it's not surprising that people have come from around the globe to visit this exhibition about Sir Terry Pratchett's… Continue reading Terry Pratchett: His World, Salisbury Museum, UK
I think it's safe to say most of the reviews this year will be asking 'WTF?' Political and world events seemed to just be one cataclysmic event after the other. And on a personal level, I've had a couple of 'WTF' moments too. I won't miss this year one bit. But for me, there have… Continue reading Review of the Year or What the Hell was That?
It's Christmas Eve my friends and you know what that means. Time to start eating and reading! For a limited time only, get "Under this Skin", my original e-book, for the bargain price of 99p! Snuggle up with this fantastical, five-star tale whilst chowing down on (several) mince pies. Offer starts 8am today. The price… Continue reading Christmas special offer now on – get “Under this Skin” for only 99p! Limited time only!
Any fan of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ will know that its eponymous heroine is based on a real person. Alice Liddell was the fourth child in the Liddell family. They were friends with Charles Dodgson AKA Lewis Carroll and it was on a boating trip that he whipped up the tale of Alice and the White… Continue reading Visiting Alice Liddells Grave
Adult colouring books are all the rage. And by ‘adult’ I mean they’re more complicated than ones for the kids, not that they’ve got er, ‘adult’ subject matter (maybe yours do, I’m not judging). You can’t walk into a book shop without falling over a table full of them, swoops and curls of black and white, sometimes… Continue reading Have you got a Colouring Book?
Write I mean! On trains and buses, boats and rooftops, beaches, balconies and the bottom of the sea, we writers will do it anywhere (get your minds out of the gutter please!) I'm sure you know what it's like to have the Muse (or just the need to flex those writing muscles) strike at an… Continue reading Where’s the Oddest place you’ve done it?