Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category
Posted in Books, Fiction, History, tagged A Treacherous Likeness, Claire Clairmont, For Books' Sake, Lynn Shepherd, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Romantic Poets, Victorian Crime Fiction on February 18, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Books, Fiction, Film, History, Non-Fiction, tagged Burlesque, For Books' Sake, Gypsy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Mother Finds a Body, Striptease, The G-String Murders on January 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Fiction, Marilyn Monroe, Non-Fiction, Witchcraft, tagged Adam Braver, Christine Middleton, Dark Places, Elif Shafak, Ferragamo, Gil Adamson, Gillian Flynn, Honour, Kate Grenville, Lancashire Witches, Livi Michael, Malkin Child, Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn Monroe: Private And Undisclosed, Michelle Morgan, Misfit, Pendle Witches, Sarah Thornhill, Sofka Zinovieff, Stefania Ricci, The House on Paradise Street, The Outlander, The Witch & Her Soul on December 20, 2012 | 2 Comments »
My ten favourite reads of 2012, including new fiction; books commemorating the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials; and some previously published books that I’ve just caught up with.
I had never read Kate Grenville’s work before, but Sarah Thornhill (and its predecessor, The Secret River) really evokes the stark beauty of the outback, contrasted with the tumult of the early settlers. (more…)
Posted in Books, Fiction, Non-Fiction, tagged Bury Me Standing, For Books' Sake, Gypsies, Isabel Fonseca, Little Gypsy, Louise Doughty, My 3 Favourite, Roma, Roxy Freeman, Stone Cradle, Travellers on November 16, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The Mmm Girl, my novel about the life of Marilyn Monroe (as she might have told it herself), will celebrate her fifth birthday on November 30th. If you don’t have a copy already, it might be the ideal Christmas present for yourself or someone you love.
As my current publisher will sadly be closing in January 2013, this will also be your last chance to get your hands on a first edition paperback. However, I am currently in talks with another publisher and hope to bring out a digital edition next year.