Author Archives: vanessa

Writing in the dunes, imagining the scene as the German Navy surrendered…

In the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, back when I was writing an early draft of Death Will Find Me and still getting to know my characters, I saw an image from the day the German fleet surrendered to the British … Continue reading

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On libraries.

As an awkward and out-of-place teenager, books were my comfort, my inspiration and my solace. I was – and am – a voracious reader and we couldn’t possibly have afforded to buy enough books to meet my needs and so … Continue reading

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Another update…

I seem to spend my life composing vague, holding posts that sit in my drafts folder, while I wait for concrete news of what’s going on with The Book. Things are happening. But slowly. I truly believe that there are … Continue reading

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End of 2018 round-up

Well, I set myself a few goals for this year and missed most of them. Like lots of people, I would have liked to have finished the year fitter, thinner, more organised and so on. However, I did achieve one … Continue reading

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Writing, book deals, life… An update.

It’s so long since I posted here – I’ve been putting it off until there was news but in the meantime I’ve had a couple of messages from people asking if I’ve now turned into an actual hermit, so I’m … Continue reading

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