Stories from the Exeter Blitz of 1942

A glimpse into the lives of the civilian casualties as well as the German and Polish airmen involved in the Exeter Blitz provides a unique insight into those dark days of the Second World War...

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Family memories of the Exeter Blitz of 1942

An event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz held a personal association for my family – and inspired reminiscences of our family’s connection with the railways and the bygone era of steam trains.

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Tips on researching commercial historical fiction

When researching historical fiction, one of the hardest tasks is to discover those minor domestic details that transport your readers into the world of your characters. Here are a few resources I found invaluable when researching my novels...

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The beginning of nature reserves in Britain

A plot twist in The Suffragette's Daughter is based on a list produced by the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves. The Society was founded in 1912 and was the forerunner for the Wildlife Trusts we have in the UK today.

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Enjoy a cocktail with Percy Baverstock

Percy Baverstock is a favourite character from The Suffragette's Daughter, so when I was invited to enjoy a cocktail with one of my characters, he was the perfect choice. We meet Percy at the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Bar...

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