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My new book, Helen's Daughter, tells the story of Hermione, daughter of the notorious Helen of Troy. It's the first in a trilogy, The Girls of Troy. The second volume, The Burning Towers, will be about the siege of Troy itself, the third, The Scattering, about Electra, daughter of Agamemnon.'

It's published by Silver Wood Books of Bristol and available on Amazon .

The Latest From My Blog: Life, Writing and the Unwelcome Guest

16 Oct 2014

Books that change over time…

Of course, it’s the reader that changes, not the book. But it’s strange how books can have an on-going existence in the reader’s mind that the writer can never have intended. For example, I love some of the early chapters of Villette because they convey to me like nothing else the excitement and the romance […]

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4 Sep 2014

Strong women…

Last week’s post,in which I remembered editors who didn’t think my heroine was ‘feisty’ (horrible word!) enough, got me thinking about strong female characters, and how the writer sets about portraying them. Well, I don’t think I have ever written about a weak and feeble heroine – why would you?- but my heroines have frequently […]

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25 Aug 2014

Daring to use mythology…

For the last few weeks, I’ve been lost in the ancient world, as I revise my second novel in my Girls of Troy trilogy. It’s called The Burning Towers, and it describes the siege of Troy through the eyes of Eirene, a slave girl. Publishers were very sneery about Helen’s Daughter, the first book in […]

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