Review of The Sound of Distant Cheering by KM Peyton.

I've just finished this book, first published in 1971, which was new to me and a complete treat. For those of you who don't know KM Peyton, she is a British author, probably best known for her Flambards trilogy ( there's a later fourth book too Flambards Divided which is wonderful.) I grew up reading … Continue reading Review of The Sound of Distant Cheering by KM Peyton.

Map of Millfield, fictitious village where ‘Missing, Presumed Murdered’ is set.

I thought I'd share the splashy, watercolour map of the village where my new cosy crime novel is set. It's going to be called, 'Missing, Presumed Murdered' and will be out in April. I drew and devised the map as a way of trying to understand where things were in relation to everything else. I … Continue reading Map of Millfield, fictitious village where ‘Missing, Presumed Murdered’ is set.

Review of ‘Man with a Seagull on his Head’ by Harriet Paige

This was another birthday present and I thought it was worth a review as it's a very quirky and unusual debut novel. The book follows the life of an ordinary admin assistant who finds his life altered completely after he is hit and injured on the head by a seagull on the beach. He's hurt … Continue reading Review of ‘Man with a Seagull on his Head’ by Harriet Paige