I write fiction...
My first historical novel, To The Fair Land, is available on Amazon and at all good bookshops. Also available as an e-book for Kindle and non-Kindle e-readers. Read more in To The Fair Land.
My local history book, The Bristol Suffragettes, is now available. Find out more about the book and discover how you can get involved in the Bristol Suffragette Project in Suffragettes.
And I write...
about books, art, theatre and whatever takes my literary fancy on my blog.
for information on forthcoming events on suffragettes, fiction, the Bristol and South West Chapter of the Historical Novel Society and other events see my Diary.
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Free Download - A Suffrage Walk Around the Centre
The second of the free Bristol Suffrage Walk "Add Ons" is now available. Find out about the Women's Mission, music hall and Dockside mobs in A Suffrage Walk Around the Centre available as a free download here.
Tramgirls, Tommies and the Vote - Bristol 2014
Look out for Bristol 2014's Great Reading Adventure which is coming soon. Bristol 2014 is a series of commemorative events marking the centenary of the start of the First World War. As part of that commemoration, a specially commissioned book on the First World War will be distributed free of charge in Bristol. My contribution is "Tramgirls, Tommies and the Vote", which looks at what happened to women war workers when the war ended. Find out more about Bristol 2014 here.
"I've never seen the point...in historical fiction"
I was recently invited onto Jane Davis's blog for a discussion about writing historical fiction, based around my novel To The Fair Land and Jane's wonderful novel I Stopped Time, which tells the story of one woman's struggle in 1900s London and Brighton to claim her independence and become a photographer. How do we define historical fiction? Why do we write historical fiction? How do we research the history? Join us for a discussion of these and related issues at Jane's Blog.
SilverWood Authors Blog Hop 17 April 2014
I joined a group of SilverWood Authors for our "Spring Hop" on 17 and 18 April 2014. In the eighteenth century, many women authors wrote under male names or as "anonymous" - and women writers are still doing this today. I discussed the issue in my blog - The Female Writer's Apology - and have some very interesting comments! Join the debate - follow the link below.
You'll also find links to a range of fascinating blogs by Helen Hollick, Alison Morton, Debbie Young, Ed Hancox and more...join the SilverWood Books Blog Hop at The Female Writer's Apology.
Discover a further selection of articles, blogs and podcasts about the suffragettes, the eighteenth-century and other themes in Articles and Blogs.
Author photograph by Rebecca Millar Photography.