Clare Flynn’s Blog

THE BOOKS I READ IN 2016-PART 1

I set myself a target of reading a book a week in 2016 and managed to surpass this with 58. I’ve set myself the tougher goal of 60 books - or 5 a month for 2017 as, without a house move to undertake this year, I should be able to fit in more reading time. Goodreads...

read more

CHRISTMAS READING FOR FREE!

I'm joining in a promotion with nine other authors to bring a little Christmas cheer. Between today and 18th December you can download a free copy of each of ten books from different genres. Just head over to the Christmas is Coming page and click on the all of the...

read more

A VISIT TO STANDEN

I spent a very interesting morning exploring Standen and its grounds this week. The house, just outside East Grinstead, was built for the Beale family between 1891 and 1894 by the renowned Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb. James Beale was a prosperous London...

read more

THE BUTTON MAKER’S DAUGHTER

I'm delighted to have Merryn Allingham as my guest on the blog this week. Merryn is the very popular author of the Daisy's War trilogy of books set in India and London in the 1930s and 40s. Her latest books explore two pivotal moments in the history of Britain. The...

read more

“The Vilest of the Vile”

I've written before about Middlesbrough, the setting for my third novel, Letters from a Patchwork Quilt, but I read a fascinating piece this morning about the town in the 19th century that made me want to write about it again. It was an article from the Middlesbrough...

read more

BEHIND THE SCENES AT COMPTON PLACE

Thanks to the Sussex Archaeological Society I was lucky enough to have a tour of Compton Place here in Eastbourne. The house and grounds are owned by the Duke of Devonshire and for the past sixty years have been leased to a ladies' finishing school which since became...

read more

PAINTING IN FRANCE

I've just had a fabulous week painting in France – blessed with beautiful weather until the very last day when a much-needed downpour arrived – the commune next door had actually run out of water. I was staying in the Creuse valley near Crozant – a stunningly lovely...

read more

REACHING FEVER PITCH

Striking a Balance Between Modesty and Self-Promotion Today I'm delighted to welcome Carol Cooper to the blog. Carol is a doctor, journalist, and author. She graduated from Cambridge University where she studied medicine and her fellow students. Following a string of...

read more

BACK TO BLOGGING

I am ashamed to say I haven't done any blogging since June - and that was a post I had prepared earlier. I do have the excuse of breaking my wrist in May but to be honest I have been happily typing away since late June. The problem is that I'd rather get on with the...

read more

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

Goodreads Book Giveaway The Green Ribbons by Clare Flynn Giveaway ends June 23, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Win a paperback copy of my latest novel in this Good Reads...

read more

RELICS OF WORLD WAR 2

I wrote recently about the invasion that never happened and how it left its marks on Cuckmere Haven. Today I'm going to share with you a couple of small clues about WW2 from the roads around my home here in Meads, Eastbourne. ​During the War there were several...

read more

SMUGGLERS OF SUSSEX

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Cuckmere Valley during WW2 and its strategic role in the defence of the realm. Today I’m going to look at another of its claims to fame – as the beating heart of an enormous smuggling operation. Smuggling was big business in...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This