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The definitive (at present!) chronological list of Jonty and Orlando stories

May 4th, 2020 (11:58 am)

Early twentieth century:

Lessons in Love November 1905

Lessons in Desire August 1906

Lessons in Discovery November 1906

Lessons in Power Spring 1907

Lessons in Temptation July 1907

Lessons in Temptation missing scene July 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Statue Summer 1907

Lessons in Seduction September 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Engineer November 1907

My true love sent to me December 1907

Lessons in Trust Summer 1908

Resolution January 1909

Lessons for Suspicious Minds, set in summer 1909, re-releasing in 2015.

On the occasion of their anniversary November 1909

Bloody Mathematicians Spring 1910

May our days be merry and bright Winter 1910

A fit employment for a gentleman Summer 1912 (crossover 'fanfic')

Once we won matches Aug 1912

Ring in the New December 1913

All Lessons Learned Spring 1919

Lessons for Survivors, set in autumn 1919, re-releasing in 2015.

The Boy from Kings 1932

A random collection of silly things:

Pride, Prejudice and all the rest.

Drabbles 1 Edwardian

Drabbles 2 Edwardian

Splitting Infinitives Edwardian, crossover 'fanfic'

Ten plus five plus eight = twenty three Edwardian crossover 'fanfic'

Love Letters, 1911 to 2011

Lessons in Disco 2010

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Another review for Best Corpse

November 24th, 2014 (07:38 pm)

The Blogger girls found it to be a story that had me intrigued and eager to see how things would get resolved. They found it a tad too British - they should have seen the mss before edits!

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Blog tour starts!

November 24th, 2014 (01:58 pm)

Over at Love Byte Reviews.

I'm discussing my habit of taking funny, or out of the ordinary, occurrences I encounter and using them in my books. Got any examples you'd like to share? There's a rafflecopter giveaway to enter, too.

blog tour

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Release Day Giveaway

November 24th, 2014 (10:06 am)

Forgive me if a spam you these next few days, but "The Best Corpse for the Job" is released today! If you want to know why I turned to crime and why Mark thinks, "all those anglophiles out there then you will want to get stuck into this book for sure", drop in on Sinfully Sexy Books

Most important of all, scroll down to the end to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a goody bag full of British surprises (I'll post it to anywhere in the known universe, even Bognor!)

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Christmas markets

November 23rd, 2014 (08:29 pm)

The rain at last relented and we pottered off to Winchester, to take a look at the Cathedral Close Christmas market. Absolutely brilliant - really good stalls and wonderful atmosphere. Sorry if the pics don't do the market or the city justice.

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Have your hankies ready

November 22nd, 2014 (11:54 am)

So we had Monty the penguin, then the Christmas truce, and now...

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Ever have a CBA day?

November 21st, 2014 (01:08 pm)

Feeling a bit like that. Got a pile of things to do but think I'll sneak off and watch a bit of Time Team. I blame the weather; or maybe keeping my powder dry for launch of Best Corpse on Monday. (Which reminds me of all the governor stuff in my 'to do' pile. Ho hum.)

Shall console self with thoughts of Horns and Haloes and the sort of governors who never turn up when I;m leading a Selection course!

And don't forget to enter the Christmas thriller giveaway. Got to be in it to win it and all that.

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Glorious autumn

November 19th, 2014 (03:40 pm)

You may remember we had our cherry trees pruned a while back and were afeared it would lead to their demise. Not so!



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Holmes and Watson through the ages

November 19th, 2014 (12:31 pm)

Some wonderful classic interpretations of the lads through the ages. Lots of little connections, like Cedric Hardwicke as Holmes - TV Watson's father!

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Guest author - Chris Quinton

November 18th, 2014 (04:41 pm)

Lovely to have my old mucker Chris here again. She's always worth reading. I'll leave it to her...

When Charlie invited me to blog about Undercover Blues [for which many thanks, btw, and I’ll buy you a glass of Something when we meet next], she asked me a couple of questions – why 1935, and why a dance band?

Why 1935? It is, after all, far outside of my preferred historical periods. Well, a year or so ago I embarked on a reading jag of old favourites, rediscovering Dorothy L Sayers, Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, Carter Dickson, Michael Innes, to name only a handful. And, yes, I should have been writing, but I am easily distracted… But the 1930s sort of stuck in my brain. In that strange time in between terrible wars, British society and events in Europe were undergoing seismic shifts, and I wanted to explore it, if not in great depth. I remembered a story I’d written many years ago, so I dug it out. Although it hadn’t initially been set in the ‘30s, it had distinct possibilities. It needed a hell of a lot of work, of course, and research. Read more...Collapse )

Undercover Blues


(Charlie's note - don't you love that Manifold house style?)

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