Newsletter one hundred and nine

I ticked another thing off my bucket list last week. We went to Trout n About at Stockbridge last Sunday, parking at a makeshift Park and Ride, then being transported to the event in a 1960 style bus. I told the conductor that I’d always wanted to use the ticket machine and guess what? He let me turn his little handle (steady!) and print my own ticket. *happy sighs*


From this August on (until 2018, God willing) I’m having my usual author guest slots, interspersed with WWI related items (on the 4th and 11th of each month). I’m also answering one question per week over at Goodreads.

Various releases hull up and hull down on the horizon. Best Corpse for the Job from Riptide, as is Lessons for Survivors. I’m also delighted to say that the relaunch of Home Fires Burning – with Lethe Press – is imminent. Love that new cover art.

Two stories, two couples, two eras, timeless emotions.

”This Ground Which Was Secured At Great Expense” It is 1914 and The Great War is underway. When the call to arms comes, Nicholas Southwell won’t be found hanging back. It’s a pity he can’t be so decisive when it comes to letting his estate manager Paul Haskell know what he feels before he has to leave for the front line. In the trenches Nicholas meets a fellow officer, Phillip Taylor, who takes him into the unclaimed territory of physical love. Which one will he choose, if he’s allowed the choice?

”The Case of the Overprotective Ass” Stars of the silver screen Alasdair Hamilton and Toby Bowe are wowing the post WWII audiences with their depictions of Holmes and Watson. When they are asked by a friend to investigate a mysterious disappearance, they jump at the chance-surely detection can’t be that hard? But a series of threatening letters-and an unwanted suitor-make real life very different from the movies.

Charlie Cochrane, author of the delightful Cambridge Fellows series, brings her familiar romantic, roguish style to the two novellas that together are Home Fires Burning.

(I didn’t write that last bit!)


Good wine needs no bush and this picture needs no explanation!


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