I can’t believe it’s almost the end of June. It’s been a really busy month here. Time just seems to rush past so quickly! Some great things have happened though, most particularly the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of the month and our special tour of the Guide Dog Puppy Centre last week. I also had a wonderful time giving two talks at the Wantage Festival, one on the history of Ashdown House and the Craven Family and the other about the Napoleonic Prisoners of War on parole in England.
The talks took place at the Wantage Vale and Downland Museum, a local community museum which I l0ve equally for the wonderful exhibitions they run and the fact that afterwards you can relax in one of the best coffee shops in town. Here I am in the photo smiling with relief after the talk went down well with my audience! I first started to research the Napoleonic prisoners of war for my book One Wicked Sin and it’s such a fascinating topic. I know I sometimes come across as something of a history geek but I do love my research and take great pleasure in drawing on it for my books.
So July is upon us with more exciting stuff going on! Next Monday I am at the BBC doing a programme about the history of Ashdown. I’ll be blogging about that next week; very exciting! There are exciting new things here on the website too. First there will be a special preview of Forbidden to celebrate the fact that the book is out in only 2 months time! Then on 9th July there is the launch of my new, free website-exclusive short story, Scandalous Women of the Ton book six and a half, Lady Emma’s Disgrace. More on that next week as well!
In the meantime don’t miss your last chance to enter my current website contest to win an Amazon voucher and one of my backlist books. Have a very happy weekend!