Well, when I say surviving, I actually mean pockets of a great forest still survive. It would be a parallel universe where an ancient forest , especially around London, still exists in its original form! By pockets, I mean fragments now protected by being country parks and nature reserves such as Harrow Weald Common, Scratchwood in Barnet … Continue reading Ancient and still surviving – The Great Forest of Middlesex
I am very excited to announce that Amberley Publishing have commissioned two more books for me to write! I will be writing another book for their Secret series, this time about Chepstow, and another on the History of Nursing. I'm still blown away if I'm honest. I had a couple of ideas and they liked … Continue reading A new publishing deal!
I have to say, firstly, that I never intended to write non-fiction. There was often the thought that crossed my mind of not being clever enough but also the sheer amount of work needed. Oh no, that wasn't me! I was going to write short stories and novels galore, left alone in my own world … Continue reading How did I come to be writing non-fiction in the History genre? Part One!
I seem to have appeared on Amazon, Waterstones and Blackwell's ... which is nice. Very nice indeed. I'm writing for a specialised local history series published by Amberley Publishing, called The Secret Series. It is about unearthing little-known facts, secret histories of a particular area - in my case, I wrote about the area I … Continue reading My book on Amazon!
Well, I'm a bit late on this but working on my own book up until last week took up most of my time away from the day job. However, I'm now sharing a fab new-release, non-fiction history book by fellow Amberley Author Sharon Bennett Connolly and a link to a wonderful introduction by Diane Milne … Continue reading Heroines of the Medieval World – Sharon Bennett Connolly
A lovely week off from the day job; one of these days was spent walking around an autumnal Wentwood Forest in Monmouthshire - well, one of the many walks and loops that you can take - Wentwood Forest Walks Part of a larger, ancient forest that was once the hunting grounds for Chepstow … Continue reading Wentwood Forest