Books

Debut 20 Panel

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One of the positive aspects of lockdown has been having an online community of fellow debut authors to rely on. Many of us have had our book launches cancelled, all ongoing events deleted from our calendars, and it’s been tough! The journey to getting your first book published can take years and to have it […]

Interviews

In conversation with Eleni Kyriacou

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Whilst in lockdown many of book events have been cancelled but a few of us writers have been trying to use online methods to share writing tips and let people know about our books. Last week I chatted with Eleni Kyriacou over Zoom, discussing our books but also sharing tips for those of you writing […]

News

Setting the scene

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My novel This Lovely City is set in London and the city is almost a character in its own right. I was asked to talk about some of the locations for Waterstones and you check out the video below.

News

January Highlight

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Less than two months before my debut novel is published and I’m still getting used to blowing my own trumpet! However, this news is so big I can’t help it. Every January for the last few years I’ve read up on the Observer’s chosen debut novelists and this year I made the cut! It’s a […]

Black London

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born on 15 August 1875 in Holborn, son of a Sierra Leonean doctor and an English mother. It is thought that his father had already returned to Sierra Leone before Samuel’s mother, Alice, knew that she was pregnant (the couple were not married) and so he never knew he had a son […]