Charlotte Collins has a fresh mystery to solve in The Hunsford Curse. Misfortunes strike Rosings, and one of Lady Catherine's guests seems intent on exploiting the estate's troubles. Which turns out to be bad news for Anne de Bourgh. Someone … [Read more...] about New book: The Hunsford Curse
Everything from early-morning thoughts to late-night questions, with a small break for afternoon tea and cake.
One of my other jobs is reporting on local art exhibitions here in Vienna, and last year found me viewing an exhibition of drawings by Austrian artist, Paul Flora (1922-2009). Flora's works proved strangely captivating and must have made a lasting … [Read more...] about An unexpected joy
My reading habits seem to ebb and flow with the state of the news. The worse the latter, the less reading. So you can guess how much reading got done in 2022 and 2021 despite my best intentions. Part of the problem might also be that great books … [Read more...] about Spending time in Sanditon
Turning thoughts into words can be a frustrating experience, but writing's not all torment, torn hair, and mountains of comfort food. For me, a particular joy comes from creating scenes involving the intellectual giant, expert dancer, and balm to … [Read more...] about Punishing Mr Collins?
One of life's little jokes is I grew up in or near Jane Austen country, but left the area long before discovering her writing. The pandemic largely kept me away from returning to England and family, but we managed a trip over Easter and made the … [Read more...] about Back to Bath
As the year draws to an end, time to say a big thanks to everyone for their interest in my writing this year. Port & Proposals recently passed its one-year book anniversary, so a special THANK YOU to all who have read, reviewed and/or talked … [Read more...] about Season’s greetings from Hunsford!