Ruminations

Tour of Lord’s

TOUR OF LORD’S Lord’s is to cricket as Santa Claus is to Christmas and in 2014 Lord’s celebrates its 200th anniversary. One of the most illustrious sports venues in the world, it was founded by Thomas Lord (23 November 1755…

Loving That Feeling released today

http://www.bookstrand.com/loving-that-feeling LOVING THAT FEELING published by Siren  Bookstrand [Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] Seared by a bigamous love cheat, Londoner, Deborah Tremaine, backs off sex. Hot, wealthy Serbian, Zoran Pavlovic, offers a business deal based in Belgrade that she…

Hever Castle

Hever Castle This is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry V111, lecher and shrewd monarch who changed the course of England’s history and religion. When Spanish Princess Catharine of Aragon lost her husband Arthur…

Gilli Allan – guest post

Write about what you know ….Really? Books are essential in my life, not because I’m a writer but because I’m a reader. I find it hard to imagine why anyone doesn’t read.   Books fill the mind’s eye with people and…

Freud Museum -London

LONDON You’ve probably often heard the expression Freudian slip. No one knows who coined the phrase but it wasn’t Sigismund Freud the founding father of psychoanalysis who, in his book, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, published in 1901, concluded that…

Researching A Novel

RESEARCHING A NOVEL   To quote Stephen King: Do the research but don’t overdo it for the reader. I can’t think of anything more awful than having to do research. But just because one is a contemporary fiction writer doesn’t…