Monday, 14 September 2020

Join me at the Bradford on Avon Authors' Panel

I'm thrilled to be appearing virtually at the very first Bradford on Avon Book fiesta. Join me and authors Cass Grafton, Karin Quint and Rose Servitova as we chat to Dr Gabrielle Malcolm about our careers and all things Austen - Being Mr Wickham is certainly on the agenda!

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Hair's the Fashion

A savage satire on fashion - just look at that nose! A new fashion'd head dress for young misses of three score and ten, Philip Dawe, 1777, from the British Museum.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Watch Your Parsnip!

Knocking over this veg seller's beer might cost a careless macaroni his tail! "Make good the damage you dog, or I'll cut away your parsnip". Irish Peg in a Rage, 1773. 

Via the British Museum.

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Under a Spitfire Sky

I'm really excited to announce that Eleanor Harkstead and I have signed a two-book deal with Orion! We can’t wait to introduce you to Florence and Siegfried.

Under A Spitfire Sky, our first novel writing as Ellie Curzon, will be published  on 7th January 2021. You can preorder it now!

Can they find love in the darkest days of war?

It’s 1944, and Florence is a talented engineer in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, patching up planes to make sure that the brave Spitfire pilots of Cottisbourne airbase return safely day after day.

When she befriends the new squadron leader – shy, handsome Siegfried – it seems that romance might blossom under the war-torn skies. But Florence is nursing a broken heart and a terrible secret, which might destroy her one chance of happiness…

Meanwhile, a new plane is being developed that could turn the tide of the war, but Florence fears there is traitor is in their midst, putting Siegfried – and the whole country – in terrible danger. Can Florence save her Spitfire boys, and her own heart?