Welcome to my world of reading and writing.

I love stories set in the past, especially those with a touch of romance, where the fictional characters have been woven into the gaps within the historical record – not the big names but ordinary people who are very much men and women of their time yet in so many ways not unlike ourselves. In my stories you will meet strong women striving to find both love and their own place in a convention bound world which offered them few opportunities.

My blog includes short book reviews, poetry and short stories as well as other pieces on my garden and family history.

I hope you enjoy your visit.