Introducing…the Secret Notebook Pinterest board!

I had a lot of fun researching The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes. Something I wanted to do as part of the book was provide links to a few of the sources I used, and information for anyone who might want to explore further. I present...*drumroll*...the Secret Notebook Pinterest board! It's hyperlinked at the back of the ebook, …

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Historic houses, showing and telling

Hello! How are you? I've just about recovered from the combined stresses of two weeks' holiday with the kids followed by getting them off to school with clean paperwork and completed uniforms (or is it the other way round?). At least their feet don't seem to have grown... We had a great holiday in Devon, undeterred …

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A QuickFic story: 10 Rules for the Full Enjoyment of Stately Homes

I've got into the very pleasant habit of writing a story for Faber Academy's QuickFic competition on most Fridays (except for the time when they moved it to Thursday without warning; I was discombobulated). When I saw this week's prompt, just after 10am, a story popped into my head - but I had minimal time …

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