Tag Archives: Scotland

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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Recent Links I’ve Loved

It’s time for a round-up of things that have caught my eye recently – an eclectic collection. Commercial women’s fiction, the much-derided chick-lit, is unfairly sneered at. As Lizzy Kremer, an agent with David Higham Associates, points out in this … Continue reading

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Bookshop visit: Toppings, St Andrews

One of my favourite bookshops is Toppings in Bath and when I heard that they’d opened a branch in St Andrews, a university town in the East Neuk of Fife and a place that I love – small enough to … Continue reading

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Sunshine between the showers

Our current renovation project is a cottage in a converted stableyard in Fife (the picture on the left is deceptive – because of the layout of the courtyard it has only a little frontage but goes back into the corner … Continue reading

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As the year turns… Reflections on 2014

I’ve been away and so this post is a tad belated, it being the 4th January already, but I’ve been thinking a lot about 2014 and what I want to do in 2015. On the whole, it was a pretty … Continue reading

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