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Before Downton Abbey became everyone’s guilty, or not so guilty, pleasure – well before viewers on both sides of the Atlantic were acquainted with Bates’s limp, Matthew’s ‘tingle’, Lady Edith’s poor choice in men and Mrs. Patmore’s soufflés, not to … Continue reading
The UK paperback edition of Ashenden is out tomorrow, 7th March. Here’s the jacket, which I love.
Basildon Park, in Berkshire, was the inspiration behind Ashenden. I visited it in May, 2008 and didn’t return until this year after my novel was published. The photograph below, which shows the rear of the house, features on the Ashenden … Continue reading
The American edition of Ashenden comes out in a little under a week’s time, on the 8th January. It’s published by Simon & Schuster. Here’s a link to a Tumblr blog S&S have created for the book: http://ashendenhouse.tumblr.com/ Here’s the Amazon link, with all … Continue reading
‘An engrossing debut…a sparkling jewel: full of fascinating detail, high drama and sly wit’ Amanda Foreman ‘Lively interlinked historical vignettes display distinct post-Downton commercial savvy…a pleasurably subtle web of connections…a beguilingly effortless read’ Daily Mail ‘An affecting, intelligent debut which … Continue reading
Stuff is a lovely word and one of its meanings is fabric. I went to a fantastic exhibition this weekend at Raven Row in Spitalfields. ‘The Stuff That Matters’ features the collection of Seth Siegelaub, which includes early silks, linens … Continue reading
Joy in January…can be a little hard to find. Three things have cheered me up. The first was going to see The Artist at our new local cinema, the Hackney Picturehouse, at a sold-out afternoon showing. Proof that silence can be … Continue reading
Lovely October light this morning in the kitchen. Couldn’t resist another colour post.
Last month we went to the opening of a new shop near where we live. It’s called Chase & Sorensen and it’s right opposite the Pembury Estate, which was one of the flashpoints of the … Continue reading