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  • The Field of Cloth of Gold

    Imagine yourself off to the Olympic Games; the Cannes Film Festival; Paris fashion week; the final of Masterchef; Glynbourne and a performance at the Royal Shakespeare company. Throw in a smattering of young royals, including two kings both in their twenties: handsome, rich and powerful; all the top politicians; some serious A-listers from France and…

  • Stirling Castle Twelfth Night Cake

    This is from a recipe I found in Sophie Jackson’s wonderful ‘The Medieval Christmas’ (Sutton Publishing) which she very kindly allowed me to reproduce. I had great fun making this cake and can thoroughly recommend it. I would even go as far as to say it would make a great substitute for a regular Xmas…

  • Book Trailer Video

    It all started when my manuscript ‘A Phoenix Rising’ was finished. I knew of Alice Ashton Media and had tentatively approached them about creating a video book trailer for it. It was late August and now we were sitting in my garden and talking seriously at how best to promote my début novel.

    We discussed various…