How to Develop Characters That Live and Breathe #writing

Some books contain unforgettable characters. Those that spring to mind for me straightaway are Cormoran Strike in the Robert Galbraith novels, Lila and Lenu in My Brilliant Friend, Anne of Green Gables, Miss Jean Brodie, Scarlett O’Hara, D’Artagnan and the three Musketeers. The characters in these books are almost like real people to me. I have…… Continue reading How to Develop Characters That Live and Breathe #writing

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The allure of art nouveau

The art nouveau style is one I absolutely love, and if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know I’ve written a post before on this very topic. (Art nouveau, and all about antiques.) Last week the BBC began a series of programmes called  Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau, and I’ve been absolutely…… Continue reading The allure of art nouveau

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Art nouveau, and all about antiques

Last week I wrote about the history and landscape of London’s Richmond Park, which is one of the settings in my novel, The Antique Love. (Release date 30th August 2013) Some of the action of The Antique Love also takes place in the antique shop run by the heroine, Penny.  Penny’s shop contains an eclectic…… Continue reading Art nouveau, and all about antiques