This week, in a remote corner of Shakespeare Country, an intrepid team gathered to shoot the Compton series’ paperback jackets. The brief was straightforward: bottoms, horses, countryside, good spirits, laughter, dogs and more bottoms. Hero of the hour was dashing photographer, Hugh Dickens, the most charming man you’ll see adjusting an aperture in a lifetime, … Continue reading Cover Story
It’s snowdrop time again, which means family and friends won’t get much sense out of me until the bluebells are out. This is the time of year when I forsake everything tangible in favour of a fictional life; my plots are twisted all over the place as I talk to imaginary friends non-stop and pound … Continue reading My New Year Blog On, January 2018
Next Weds 8th November, I'll be joining the Borzoi Book Shop team on their stand at the Daylesford Cotswold Christmas fair, so please do come along if you can. It's a gorgeous event - three days of full-on gift shopping with a positive panoply of fine crafts, food, furnishings, accessories, toys and jewellery on sale - and, … Continue reading A Cotswold jaunt to ignite the festive mood…
It’s my tradition when a new Fiona Walker hardback launches to share the love. This year, that means Big Love. We all know that chocolate biscuits, confectionary and bottled drinks are getting smaller as shrinkflation keeps on thinning down the goodies, and novels are no exception. The all-absorbing, family-sized read is an increasingly rare luxury, … Continue reading Bigging up books
I’ve made a short vlog which, like doctors Who, Foster and Caligari, I can only watch from behind a sofa cushion. If you’re brave enough to sit through it, you’ll note there are a few key differences - an absence of qualified medics for one - but I nevertheless like to think of Max the … Continue reading A video to introduce The Country Set
To celebrate next month's publication of The Country Set, I’m launching the revamped fionawalker.com: a Google-friendly goody-bag of book jackets and character sketches, latest news, vintage blogs, book blurbs and insider information - all wrapped up in more homespun, organic, Farrow and Ball yumminess than a Cotswold farm shop. Welcome! And let me introduce my … Continue reading The fionawalker.com makeover.
It's been a curious affair keeping my blog updated regularly through the past couple of years because the Bat-codes that were needed to open up the old website for maintenance were mislaid long ago, so I could only get in through the 'front door' as my first web designer called the blog dashboard, which feels like … Continue reading Archive Blogs Jan 2015 – March 2017
The trouble with cutting and pasting archive blogs is that none of the links work and the pictures disappear. It's rather like picking up an ancient copy of Country Life in a waiting room to find all the best property ads and competitions ripped out, and a moustache drawn on The Hon Binkey Briggs-Slater's photograph … Continue reading Archive blogs May 2013 – Nov 2014
I never know what to do with old blogs, but as an inveterately nosy flipper of vintage web-pages and lover of ageing diaries, I'll pop them up here in three chunks to act as a reminder to me to keep my blog updated. These old ones are really only for devotees of my shamelessly sporadic waffling … Continue reading Archive Blogs Sept 2011 – Oct 2013
This is going to be my shiny new website....