Everything is Extraordinary

Is it though, really? And what does that even mean? I’m not going to lie, it feels really strange to be writing under this title at a time when so much is falling apart. The news from Israel and Palestine is horrifying, the war continues in Ukraine, the government of my own country remains hostileContinue reading “Everything is Extraordinary”

Getting Ready To Fly

They let the angel go with a push, both afraid that it will fall to the ground, but it doesn’t. Not today. There is warmth enough. The featherlight creature catches the gentle wind and is lifted above them for a moment, sliding this way and that like a giant, cloud-white gull with tissue-thin wings thatContinue reading “Getting Ready To Fly”

Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit and chat?

But we can’t all do that. So the next best thing I can offer is this new episode of a podcast I do with my friend Emily, in which we wander along the coast, listen to the waves and the birds and uncover the stories, legends and mysteries of the place. Country Living has justContinue reading “Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit and chat?”

“A richly evocative story of heartache and secrets.” The Mail on Sunday reviews The Light Keeper

The Light Keeper is a potent debut novel that weaves a richly evocative story of heartache and secrets.

Should the water be up to the windows?

No, of course not. But there I was, singing a song on board a boat on the Thames when I saw the water was undoubtedly, unnervingly, half way up the glass. People were looking worried. They were looking for the exits. I was worried. Wouldn’t you have been? Look at it … Thanks to HelenContinue reading “Should the water be up to the windows?”

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