Z for zzzzzz….

Z for zzzzzz….

And so we reach the end of the month of April and the daily blogs will cease and I will take a little break. I’ve enjoyed bringing you these alphabetic snippets and insights into my novels and I hope you’ve enjoyed them. Producing a fresh post every day...

Y is for YES

There are several marriage proposals in my novels – but none of them are straightforward with an immediate acceptance, some are not accepted at all and some accepted but never fulfilled. As “will they? won’t they?” is a critical element in my...

X IS FOR KISSES

I’m sharing three short extracts today, each of them featuring a first kiss. From A GREATER WORLD: He eased her away and looked down at her. It was almost unbearable to see the pain in his eyes and at that moment there was nowhere else but here and now, with...
W IS FOR WUTHERING HEIGHTS

W IS FOR WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Both my published novels, A GREATER WORLD and KURINJI FLOWERS mention Wuthering Heights. In the former, Elizabeth is reading the book when Michael comes upon her “trespassing” on a crew-only deck. Emily Bronte’s novel also appears on board ship in...

V IS FOR VICEROY OF INDIA

Characters in all three of my novels leave England by sea. In each case I had to carefully research the routes and the possible vessels they might have sailed on. Ginny in KURINJI FLOWERS has the most comfortable trip, travelling first class from London to Bombay on...

U IS FOR UDDI

When I first visited Kerala in India and got the idea for my second novel KURINJI FLOWERS, I met an elephant called Uddi. I did these little watercolour sketches of him, while sheltering under a tin roof from the pouring rain. When I came to write the book, I decided...

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