Now You See It, Now You Don’t – It’s a Solar Eclipse!

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Tomorrow morning (Friday, March 20th) the moon will slip between the earth and the sun, and turn our world to darkness. Well, maybe not complete darkness, and maybe not the whole world, but certainly our little corner of the UK should see something of it. I find these celestial happenings absolutely fascinating. The last time we experienced a solar eclipse was on August 11th 1999. The prediction was that the best part of the country from which to enjoy sightings …

Poldark Review – Episode Two

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Demelza, the scruffy young urchin Ross rescued, is now an accepted member of the Nampara household, even though tongues are wagging about the proprieties of the situation. Elsewhere mines are closing and Ross sees the chance of resurrecting the Poldark fortunes and providing work for local workers by raising cash to re-open his mine. When Poldark hit our TV screens last Sunday we all loved it – well most of us did. Some purists are still chuntering about the accents, …

A Moment Like This

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Here’s a sneaky peek at my just published romantic novel, A Moment Like This. I hope you like it. Jenna Maitland managed one of her family’s three Yorkshire department stores, until the day she left to rescue her artist father, Daniel’s, failing London gallery. But now a family crisis looms, and Jenna is asked to go to Cornwall to find her missing cousin, Joss. She needs to persuade him to give up his dream of being an artist and return …

Poldark Review – And a FREE Cornish Novel

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It’s Cornwall 1783, and Captain Ross Poldark returns from war in America to find the world he knew is in turmoil. Mines are closing, poverty is rife, and the people are starving. To make matters worse, his father has died, his lands and mines lie derelict – and the love of his life, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is to marry his cousin, Francis. Ross’s Uncle Charles, (the late Warren Clarke) urges him to cut his loses, sell his mines, and move away. But …

#poldarkmagic – 10 Days and Counting …

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The premier of the first episode of the BBC’s new adaptation of Poldark had its press preview in Truro last night, and by all accounts… IT’S A BODICE RIPPER!! Now, as possibly one of the biggest Poldark fans of all time, I have been more than a little concerned that the newcomers might not do the great Winston Graham novels justice. But after watching the interviews with the main cast members, I’m beginning to breath more easily. The endearing thing …

A Cornish Obsession – Chapter One

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If you read yesterday’s post then you will know that this is the second of a two-part post celebrating the fact that A Cornish Obsession is to be published by Ulverscroft in their Large Print Linford Mystery imprint. It’s my eighth book with this publisher. The previous post featured the Prologue. In today’s post you can read Chapter One. A Cornish Obsession  Picture the scene – It’s a wintery December night and Jago Tilley is trudging back to his cottage …

A Cornish Obsession – The Prologue

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This is part one of a two-day post. It’s quite long because I’m celebrating the fact that A Cornish Obsession is to be published by Ulverscroft in their Large Print Linford Mystery imprint. It’s my eighth book with this publisher. You can read the Prologue here, and Chapter One tomorrow… A Cornish Obsession Picture the scene – It’s a wintery December night and Jago Tilley is trudging back to his cottage in Marazion – unaware that he will be dead …

Chocoholics Gather Round!

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It’s official. Chocolate is good for you!   And in the run up to Christmas when the supermarket shelves are glistening with festive tins, boxes, bars and bags of the lovely stuff, you might also want to know that eating chocolate could also stop you getting fat. I know! How good is that? According to scientists from a Columbian university medical centre, tests on laboratory mice revealed that one particular type of antioxidant in cocoa prevented them from gaining excess …

Christmas, Murder – and a Cornish Obsession!

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 *Available here for a limited time at the introductory download price of 77p.   This lovely house in Marazion is where we stay when we go to Cornwall. Right next to it is the little cottage where Loveday Ross, the main character in my Cornish mystery series, lives. You won’t be able to see it because it only exists in my books, but it’s there all right. There are rabbits on the lawn, and the cottage looks out over a …

Cornish Smugglers and Derring-do – it’s Jamaica Inn!

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Picture the scene – It’s Cornwall in the 1930s and two young women are out riding on Bodmin Moor when a fog comes down. They realise they are lost and every rock and gorse bush that appears from the swirling mist seems eerie. Eventually, in the distance, the women spot the lights of a remote inn and head towards it. The low, grey stone hostelry looks stark as they approach, and the hooves of their mounts clatter noisily on the …