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My Favourite Books of 2020

Here it is! My list of favourite reads of the year. There’s something for everyone in this list – historical fiction (of course), memoir, a little non-fiction and a lot of drama. Overall, I’ve read forty-two books so far this year, not including the...

A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald – My ‘A-ha’ Book

Over the past week, I’ve been reminiscing about how and why I first started writing historical fiction. What prompted this walk down memory lane is that A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald has just been published in the UK. I call this my ‘A-ha’ book because...

On the Trail Of…. Catherine Dior

Who exactly was Catherine Dior? It’s a question that plagued me throughout the research for The Paris Secret and eventually became a quest that would take me across the globe – from Melbourne, to Paris and finally the Dior family home in Normandy. I first...

The Dresses of The Paris Secret

At the heart of THE PARIS SECRET is the discovery of a secret wardrobe of Dior gowns and dresses – 65 of them – representing one for each year since 1947 when Christian Dior unveiled his ground-breaking ‘new look’ to a war weary world. Here...