Here, courtesy of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, is a really cute love story. Kieran is a Konik pony who lives at the RSPB reserve Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Keiran, his mate Nadja and their sons Pete and Dudley were brought from Northern Ireland last year to eat the [...]
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It is officially spring today in the Northern Hemisphere! For the next six months the days will be longer than the nights. Here in the UK, winter has clung on for longer than usual. According to the Met Office, March has been colder than both December and January. There is still snow in Scotland and [...]
With the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice fast approaching, there’s a lot of Jane Austen debate about. Over on the UK Regency Authors Blog we’re talking about our 10 favourite Jane Austen characters. (Yes, that’s a picture of one of mine!) Click here to contribute your own favourites! On the Word Wenches I’m blogging in [...]
Today I am very excited to be a guest on Kate Hardy’s wonderful blog. As well as being a great friend of mine, Kate is a fabulous author who is celebrating her 50th book for Harlequin Mills & Boon. As part of the celebrations I am giving away a copy of Forbidden and a copy [...]
The Passion for History blog is on a break. Enjoy your reading, writing and history. See you in a couple of weeks!
The RNA’s Regency Day last Saturday was splendid fun and thank you to all the organisers for the hard work they put into making the day such a great mixture of events. There’s a wonderful summary of the day here on the RNA blog. Thanks to Annie Burrows for that. It’s impossible to pick out [...]
On this day in 1784 James Tytler undertook the first balloon ascent in Britain. The flight took place at Carlton Hill in Edinburgh. James Tytler was the son of a minister, born in near Brechin in 1745. As a young man he taught himself basic science and medicine before becoming apprenticed to a surgeon. He [...]
A few weeks ago I visited a part of North London I didn’t know very well and did some historical exploring around Canonbury. Canonbury Square was laid out in 1800, the first square to be built in Islington as residential London spread outwards in the 19th century. It was developed by Henry Leroux and Richard [...]
It’s a feature of my writing that I cut almost as much from a book as I leave in. Sometimes I’ll write a scene and then take it out, knowing immediately that it doesn’t work. Sometimes it will get sacrificed at the revision stage when I realise that much as I want to keep a particular scene in, [...]
Please join me today at the blog of fabulous author Mia Marlowe! We’re talking travel, dogs and historical inspiration. There is also a copy of Lord of Scandal up for grabs!