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Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology

It’s time for our August authors’ round Robin, and author Rhobin Courtright has set us the perfect summer topic… Give an excerpt from one of your books dealing with travel and/or a holiday Rhobin is an American author, and her original title mentions  a ‘vacation’, but I’ve translated into the British ‘holiday’ for my post.…… Continue reading Summer and winter on the Yorkshire moors, plus a new uplifting Christmas anthology

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The tragic life of the Brontë sisters, and new photos of the parsonage at Haworth

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know I live in West Yorkshire, not far from Haworth and the home of the Brontë sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne. I’ve visited the Brontë parsonage many times. Every time I discover something new, and I always come away with another perspective on this extraordinary family. With each…… Continue reading The tragic life of the Brontë sisters, and new photos of the parsonage at Haworth

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Old and new – 13 brilliant books set in Yorkshire in the north of England

The landscape and people of Yorkshire have inspired writers for hundreds of years. With its rich history and incredible variety, it’s no surprise the county has produced such a wealth of great literature. I’ve written a few articles about books inspired by or set in Yorkshire over the years, but with brilliant new books coming…… Continue reading Old and new – 13 brilliant books set in Yorkshire in the north of England

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Contemporary romance A Way from Heart to Heart – free on Kindle

I’m writing this post to let you know my publishers have made my novel A Way from Heart to Heart free on Amazon until May 9th 2017. If you haven’t already read my contemporary romance, here is the link to download a free copy while you can on Amazon Kindle. * (*I’m very sorry that the…… Continue reading Contemporary romance A Way from Heart to Heart – free on Kindle

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Celebrating the county of Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day, and a Yorkshire-set #romance

August 1st is Yorkshire Day, when we in Yorkshire celebrate everything that’s great about our county. We Yorkshire folk don’t need much excuse to show our pride in our home, and in fact we take a lot of ribbing for it, with plenty of jokes from other parts of the country at our expense, eg “How can…… Continue reading Celebrating the county of Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day, and a Yorkshire-set #romance

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From Wuthering Heights to The Secret Garden: Literature inspired by Yorkshire in the north of England

I’m part of an excellent Book Club on Facebook, whose members organise actual meetings – not just in the virtual world, but in real life! This weekend many of the members will be meeting in Leeds, in my home county of Yorkshire, to talk about books. It sounds a brilliant day out, but sadly, I…… Continue reading From Wuthering Heights to The Secret Garden: Literature inspired by Yorkshire in the north of England