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LIZZIE'S NEW NOVEL - GIRL IN THE CASTLE - book of the week this week is from my RNA pal, romaniac Lizzie Lamb. She's a great writer, why not give her latest a go? Also - in other news, the latest dates to come to our super writing retreat in N Devon, Retreats for You, are now released. it's still only £80 per person per night if you pay your deposit before May so go look at our latest newsletter here and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more. Plus see bottom for a reminder of all my own books or go to…
Book of the Week - the Makeup Manual, by Benefit's Lisa Potter Dixon Lisa Potter Dixom is a fabulous guest on QVC for Benefit - the country's number one high street make up brand. We do lots of wonderful kits, go here to see the whole range. Anyway in this manual, Lisa gives the benefit of her knowledge from years in the beauty business and the skills she's learned along the way. "A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time. Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to…
Book of the Week - Samantha Shannon's latest from the Bone Season series - This week's book is the long-awaited sequel - book three - in the Bone Season series by talented author Samantha Shannon. She has created a world full of new words and terms for supernaturals, and for an alternative reality of a future London, with a society in which anyone with one of these unnatural talents is an outcast, and it's gripping. Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large,…
Come learn how to write a novel at Retreats for You with Julie Cohen and more. This summer we are proud to be hosting several writing retreats aimed at authors who wish to develop their writing. Do email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss - JULIE COHEN, TOP MENTOR, SEPTEMBER 25TH (four nights) go here to see more on Julie's site. You will book with her direct. One of the best writing tutors is author Julie Cohen, a former Richard and Judy book of the month author. I've been on most of her previous one day workshops, weekly retreats and weekends over the last seven years and enjoyed every one of them.She's currently mentoring me through my 'big one'…
Book of the Week - the Girl in the Painting by Kirsty Ferry UNDER CONSTRUCTION The Girl in the Painting is the second book in the Rossetti Mysteries series, published by Choc Lit. The first book in the series, Some Veil Did Fall, was based on Pre-Raphaelite poetry, The Girl in the Painting is based on Pre-Raphaelite painting, and the third book in the series, The Girl in the Photograph, is based - surprise, surprise - on Pre-Raphaelite photography, an art-form made famous by the likes of Julia Margaret Cameron. The Girl in the Painting was out in paperback on 7th March, the same day as The Girl in the Photograph is published…