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A Perfect Cornish Summer - Phillipa Ashley

A Perfect Cornish Festival

The light was mellow, the sun drowsily warm as we drove down the hill towards the sleepy little Cornish fishing village of Porthleven. We planned on a stroll round the famous double harbour, maybe a drink in the pub if we could find one open late on a Sunday afternoon… Read More
The Ticket to Happiness - Faith Bleasdale

New Beginnings

New beginnings can be scary. The main reason being that it normally follows an ending. In my forty-something years, I have had a few new beginnings, and with each new beginning – whether it was when I moved to Singapore, or decided to concentrate all my efforts into becoming a… Read More
The Mini-Break by Maddie Please

Ten tips to help you deal with writer’s block

In my new book, The Mini-Break, my main character Lulu is a successful, popular romance writer who has been published around the world. Suddenly she gets writer’s block. I could be wrong, but I think most writers experience this. I have done some exhaustive, in depth research (I asked my… Read More
The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker - Jenni Keer

The Magic of a Good Book

Do you believe in magic? Or are you a more sceptical person who puts such frivolous notions down to coincidence and rational scientific explanation? I’m somewhere in between. I want to believe in magic and devour films and books that take me out of the real world and all its… Read More
A Grand Old Time Judy Leigh

How to Have an Adventure at Any Age

I have so enjoyed reading recent reviews of my debut novel, A Grand Old Time, and there seems to be a couple of recurring themes from these early readers that make my heart rejoice. One is that my feisty, mischievous heroine, Evie Gallagher, is celebrated for going off on a… Read More
Life in Devon by Maddie Please

Life in Devon

In 2015 we sold our house in Cheltenham to someone who was moving out of London. She declared it absolutely perfect (and then spent the first year knocking seven bells and several walls out of it.) Devon has more thatched houses than just about any other county and we were… Read More