Welcome to my website. I hope you 'll enjoy reading about my new book, and why I wrote it.
HOT OFF THE PRESS - Far From Home has been shortlisted for the Writing Magazine Self-Publishing Awards 2013
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 their activities. I'm soon going to have a book out about this. Otherwise, I love singing, and also working with other women on various projects.