Category Archives: Social History

The 1990’s, Princess Di, MC Hammer (not to forget the recession)

Well – I am over half way through the final edit of Retribution (Phase 1), Book 4 in my crime noir thriller series, based across the decades of Britain… 23 chapters have undergone a complete editting process with only 11 more to go, to deliver … Continue reading

Posted in England, Locations, Social History, Story, The Decades, Thrillers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update on the New Book – 14th November 2016

First of all, this post is partly an apology. This is for all those who are yearning to read the final book in my series and perhaps wondering why it’s taking me so long! So I will start this blog by saying I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Social History, Thrillers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revisiting London Episode III – October 19th 2016

With the first draft of Book 4 Retribution undergoing a complete overhaul, it’s time to re-visit my research from our recent trip to London, where part of the novel is set in Chelsea. The year is 1993 and one of the … Continue reading

Posted in England, Fictional Characters, Locations, Research, Social History, Story, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revisiting East London – 2nd September 2016

It’s hard to imagine it’s been 6 years since I first took off to Whitechapel to do that much needed research for my first novel, ‘Beginnings’ but this summer, we had a rare opportunity to spend the entire August Bank Holiday weekend in London! My … Continue reading

Posted in England, Fictional Characters, Locations, Novel, Research, Social History, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reflections from the Yorkshire Dales – 22nd July 2016

It’s that time of year when we’ve returned from our holiday and I’m bursting with inspiration to write about it! As an author, we couldn’t have picked a better place than the Yorkshire Dales, (though I had no idea at the … Continue reading

Posted in England, Locations, Social History, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From Writer to Picker – 15th June 2016

Just for a change, I thought I’d write a blog about something completely different: my work experience as an online shopper at Sainsbury’s which is unlike any other job I have ever known. People wonder why I did this job for … Continue reading

Posted in England, Environment, Research, Social History, The Decades, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Beauty of Listed Buildings – 19th April 2016

A chance visit to Blackburn in Lancashire inspired me to write this post, mainly because it evoked my love of historic buildings. The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton Le Moors is such an example, described as ‘a converted … Continue reading

Posted in England, Locations, Novel, Research, Social History, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment