Virtually Worldly

Mid lock-down, feeling guilty that we hadn’t taken the children anywhere more exciting than the local footpaths for over a year, we came up with the bright idea of a Virtual Reality headset. This way, we told them eagerly, we could each scale Machu Picchu, ski down the Matterhorn, lie on a tropical beach, parachute … Continue reading Virtually Worldly

Bonanza Book Day

Fanfare! Country Lovers is out in paperback today, Thursday 3rd September, although I confess it’s unusually quiet around here for a publication day… The whizzy fibre optic broadband that was recently installed in our rural backwater cut out a few days ago when a tractor accidentally snapped the cable, and it's still dead. With just … Continue reading Bonanza Book Day


I spent last week in a recording studio in deepest Leicestershire, shut in a small, sound-proofed booth narrating the Country Lovers audiobook. It’s an experience that has opened my eyes – and ears – to a new storytelling method. What fun! I might have written nineteen books, typed millions of words, invented umpteen characters and … Continue reading Audio-oh-oh-oh!