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Returning home from France

This is the ferry that brings be back to Kent from France. And here is the view of the white cliffs of Dover I see from the ferry – such an awesome sight.  

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Romance writing and the freedom to be feminine

I’m a romantic, I’m a woman and I’m a writer – and I’m privileged to be able to combine these three aspects of myself in my passion, authoring romance novels. But as a recent Huffington Post article  reminded me, not all female writers have had the opportunity to write as themselves;

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Choosing to love

In any book, the main characters go on a journey. It would be a dreary book indeed if the characters learnt nothing! Although fate plays a part, the characters have free will and they must choose the path of their journey. Love is a gift, but the recipient must actively

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Favourite recipes: Mombasa Curry

Spring is here, but the weather is wobbling between wintry and warm. So what to cook in such temperamental weather? Take a leaf from those who live in Kenya, the setting of my novel Burning Embers, and dish up a curry. Curry is traditionally associated with India, but in fact

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How do you select the books you read?

This week I have discovered a whole new world: Goodreads. What a wonderful website! Such a vast, welcoming community of like-minded book lovers, keen to share recommendations and talk about books they’ve read. My ‘to read’ list is completely out of control, now, thanks to all the marvellous books I’ve

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Britain’s got passion

British people are traditionally seen as reserved, formal, bearers of stiff upper lips. But a survey this week revealed that in fact beneath the cool exterior run torrenting rivers of passion to equal those of our Mediterranean neighbours. The survey, commissioned by erotic publisher Xcite Books, found that despite the

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Chemistry versus compatibility

Have you seen the musical Guys and Dolls? It’s a favourite of mine, because it’s upbeat and atmospheric and has toe-tapping tunes; plus there’s a wonderful cast of Hollywood greats in the 1955 film version: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. And of course, hopeless romantic that

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