I went to an art show today and it got me thinking about other art I've seen lately. This is one of my faves. It's a still life from 1708, painted by a Scotsman called Thomas Warrender. I spotted it in Edinburgh's National Gallery. What I love about it is that it's just a collection of everyday … Read More...
My new novel is here for youYOU CAN GET A SIGNED COPY HERE
My new novel Scarlet & Magenta is in good bookstores, but you can order your own autographed copy right here and now.
It's yours for $35 (with free delivery within New Zealand).
I’m happy to turn up at any community get-together to talk about how Scarlet & Magenta was sparked off by a true story, and to give you an insight into our ancestors’ real lives.
To get a taste of Victorian scandal, gossip and tragedy – and a bunch of household hints! – you can pop into the book's own website.
For speaking enquiries, just email me.
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I'm am a little tired of TV cooking shows to be honest, for what else is there to say? But after starting in on Netflix's terrific 2017 food documentary series, Chef's Table, I can tell you. Lots! I expected this show to be full of super-confident men running noisy, crowded, stainless steel … Read More...
This year I came within a whisker of being killed. It was the most frightening moment of my life. And if I (and my husband Pete) hadn't been saved by some kind of miracle, we'd have been two more names to add to the list of 370 people wiped out on New Zealand roads so far this year. In the one … Read More...