Welcome to my website. I hope you 'll enjoy reading about my new book, and why I wrote it.
....NOW PUBLISHED....NOW PUBLISHED....
Far From Home
Joan of Arc, as told by her mother
Joan of Arc is one of history's most puzzling figures. How in the fifteenth century could a peasant girl become the head of the French army, and have such success against the English occupiers? Her story ends tragically - aged 19 she is burnt at the stake after a sham trial.
Far From Home is Joan of Arc's story told by her mother Zabillet. A brilliant, vivid historical novel, it is published in the 600th anniversary year of Joan's birth, and brings new insight into what it is like to be the mother of a hero.
Far From Home is published by Matador, and is available from all good bookshops, and ebook stores.You can also buy direct from the publisher http://www.troubador.co.uk,
Alternatively, go straight to Amazon ....
About me ........
I live in Suffolk and had a great career in social work. I've always had a special interest in women's issues, and in women's history. I started writing years ago - short stories and non-fiction, but Far From Home is my first novel to be published. Now I've more or less completed a second novel on more contemporary themes - the issues facing people with dementia and those who care for them. I'm also studying what local suffragettes did a hundred or so years ago to get the vote, and regularly give talks about this. Otherwise, I love singing, and also working with other women on various projects.