Who was Helen, beautiful woman of legend? What significance does she have in Greek mythology?
In our modern world it seems to me that there is a great and powerful need to hurry. If you have a dream, there is no time to waste, we are told: go out there right now and seize hold of your dream! But this is not the only path to a dream; and neither, perhaps, is it the best one.
‘The first meeting of a hero and heroine in a novel: will it be dramatic, or tender, or dreamy, or antagonistic? Whatever the scenario, one ingredient will be key: chemistry…’
Pharaoh, pyramid, mummy, desert – which modern English words can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptian language?
The desert – wild, beautiful and timeless – is an evocative backdrop in my novel Song of the Nile.
Christmas: a time to give, to spend time with loved ones – and to feast!
If, like me, you’re fascinated by the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, you’ll find the items in these museums absolute wonders.