Welcome to my official website. Here you can learn more about me, my novels and their setting which is England during the extended Regency — that fascinating period between the demise of hoops and the invention of crinolines - the end of the Georgian era but before the stultifying age of Victoria.
The Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland of 1800, the Anglo-American war of 1812 and more than a decade of war that ended in the final defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 are all events that continue to shape our modern world.
It was a time of revolution and inspiration, still a patriarchal world where women had few or no rights, but they lived and loved and died, making the best lives they could for themselves and their children. And they began to raise their voices, demanding equality and emancipation.
At the same time, the aristocracy-led society was under attack from those who demanded social and political reform, while the industrial revolution saw the beginning of the transfer of wealth and ultimately power to those who knew how to exploit the new technologies. Come and join me in exploring this world.
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The Murmur of Masks a warm and engaging story of Olivia's struggle to survive and find love in an era of violence and uncertainty, takes us from the ballrooms of the Regency to the battlefield of Waterloo. In November 2016, The Murmur of Masks was honoured with a Chill with a Book Readers Award.
Perception & Illusion charts the voyage of Lallie and Hugo through a sea of confusion and misunderstanding. "I loved your protagonists and the depth you gave to their emotional journeys and to the rest of the characters and story. Bravo! It was a lovely read, deliciously romantic with wonderful characters, elegant writing and perfect period detail. Hugely enjoyable!" Nicola Cornick
In My Scrap Album I blog about historical facts and trivia relating to the late Georgian/Regency era .
The background image of my website is an early nineteenth century Matrimonial Map. To find out more, please click here: "Matrimonial Map".