November 26, 2019

It was wonderful to part of the Jane Austen Festival in Bath in September. And wonderful to have an article about my experience published in The Australian newspaper. Here it is:

August 31, 2018

And you thought HELLO! magazine was just for the royals! Delighted to point out that What Kitty Did Next has been reviewed in this week's HELLO! magazine. 

I can only hope that Meghan and Kate have sent their footmen out to get a copy asap!

Note to self: should have incl...

August 30, 2018

Fabulous night on 29 August at the wonderful
Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Sydney's Newtown for the Australian launch of What Kitty
Did Next
. Thanks everyone for coming, and especially to author/broadcaster Diana Simmonds for the
Q&A session.

The event was a sell ou...

August 27, 2018

Just been rereading Sebastian Faulks' take on Mr Darcy in his Faulks on Fiction (BBC Books). There's an abridged version below, courtesy of The Guardian. He reckons Darcy marries Lizzy to make up for the lack of a happy-go-lucky companion in Bingley and because she wil...

August 9, 2018

Spent the morning trimming a bonnet, and feeling most Lydia Bennet-esque! Still one has to look one's best for one's nephew's wedding on Saturday. Now what to do about a reticule? And shoe roses? 

July 23, 2018

This, from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra and written some 200 years ago, perfectly sums up the weather in London today. Like Dorothea Mackellar, I do love a sunburnt country... just didn't expect it to be England! Haven't been to Jane Austen country yet, but here...

June 25, 2018

Being an erudite lot, you quite probably already know this but it’s only just occurred to me to find out. Where did “blog” come from? Quite honestly, it’s not a pretty word. Sounds almost violent: “He just blogged me on the head!” Or smutty: “He didn’t. Such a little b...

June 18, 2018

Six advance copies of What Kitty Did Next have just lobbed into Sydney. So here's me, holding the new baby! Very excited. Can you tell? Spread the word...

Blog tour starts next Monday. Publication date (UK) 28 June. Carrie departs for England early July! It’s all happen...

June 11, 2018

I’ve been reading the dictionary again! Checking the etymology of words that want to wander into my prose, set in Regency England. It is of course a minefield (from 1877 as in mine and field; figurative use not until 1947). And hopefully, one I have skirted in What Kit...

June 4, 2018

One of the more intriguing things I discovered when researching What Kitty Did Next (published by Red Door Books on 28 June, in just three weeks’ time!) was that early 19th-century London was quite a menagerie. Not only was there a zoo, housing “four lions, a panther,...

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