The new Lydia Silverstream story: more mystery, more family history
The Subtle Thief of Youth
Words and more words"All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words"
The 5-star Family History Mystery
Voices of Experience"And incidently do not let us despise the word. After all it is a powerful instrument; it is the means by which we convey our feelings to one another, our method of influencing other people."
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Or 6 essentials for the writer on holiday Wondering if you can possibly be without a book or a notepad for even a week? And what about the laptop? What’s the wifi like at your palm-fringed idyll or your remote … Continue reading
Surprise, surprise! Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s an old saying but one that never dates. To be clear from the beginning, this is not a story that I’d have normally chosen. The genre is completely alien to … Continue reading
A warm welcome on a freezing night and the discovery of superb Apple & Gin sorbet. It had been a dramatic, even traumatic, week. It was coming to a close after a Friday spent traipsing round used-car dealers in the … Continue reading
Leaving Yarmouth, it’s back on the road, which in Canada often means one thing. Followers of these journeys through Nova Scotia will have noticed that they are regularly punctuated by food stops. The less pleasing (very few) are not mentioned, … Continue reading
Kejimkujik National Park has featured here before and remains a favourite. But on this trip it’s the start rather than the destination for two days of discovery round the south-west coast of Nova Scotia. My mother used to say all … Continue reading
Sometimes events line up in a most surprising way, stretching coincidence to the very limits of credulity. The statisticians will tell us that it’s all pure chance, the probabilities can all be calculated and that one day the lottery draw … Continue reading