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New Overseas Translations and Editions

I'm loving seeing all the different covers that publishers are coming up with for my books. Thanks to Gummerus Kustannus, THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER is now available in Finland with an absolutely stunning cover! And THE PARIS SECRET is available in Denmark thanks to...

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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 books I've read...

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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 it was born from a...

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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 read about...

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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 you'll find a...

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