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  • July 26th, 2013
    Four thousand 15-16 year olds were taken in four days in July 1942 from Holland. It makes you shudder with horror.
  • July 11th, 2013

    To understand my fascination with the Second World War, you have to know a little bit about my grandparents. The most intriguing thing is that they fought on opposite sides ...

  • June 14th, 2013

      For everyone who’s been wanting to know what I’m doing next… here it is, curtain up moment… the heartbreakingly lovely cover of my new book: Cross My Heart. Yes. Gasp! It’s ...

  • April 3rd, 2013

    It’s April, months after I handed my final manuscript for Cross My Heart in. Bless the editor who has just sent an email after she’s taken another final, final look ...

  • February 9th, 2013

    Did you know that the number one book in the UK charts is currently The Fast Diet, which promotes the idea that we should fast for two days every week? If ...

  • January 29th, 2013

    Being the mother of a teenage girl is a nightmare. I should know – I was that teenaged nightmare. Bad hair, out all hours, drinking, smoking… boys? Been there, snogged, torn ...

  • January 21st, 2013

    To celebrate Scottish Book Week, I was asked to talk at two very special libraries: Brookwood Library in Bearsden and Montrose Library in Angus. As I live in Glasgow, Bearsden felt ...

  • November 3rd, 2012

    Last night I was lucky enough to have a ticket for the JK Rowling event at the teeny Lennoxlove Book Festival in Haddington, East Lothian. Like everyone else in the audience ...

  • October 7th, 2011

    For the next few weeks, I’m handing the keys of the blog over to my lovely friends from:  ‘The Jewels of Manhattan’. First up, Sapphire Jewel, antiques jewellery expert, writes: I know ...

  • July 19th, 2011

    A long sleeved below the knee lace evening dress… Where has this dress been all my life? Could anything be more ladylike meets devastatingly sexy? This is new season D & G ...

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