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Monday, 27 December 2010

New Year, New Novel

Bring on 2011...

 A hypnotic mix of love, loyalty, heartbreak and revenge -  my new novel is set in the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War Two.  It tells the story of Lydia Le Page, a young and carefree student who joins the resistance after the Germans almost destroy her family. Forced to sleep with the enemy she has  one enduring hope that keeps her alive on the paradise island that has become her prison.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Memories of a Christmas baby

My father wanted to call me David.  Until he saw me,  that is.  'It's a girl' he announced on that long ago Christmas Eve in Guernsey, 'but I wanted a boy!' Apparently I stuck two fingers in my mouth and went back to sleep. My mother's response is not on record.

Friday, 3 December 2010

An Icy reply...

Today's snow reminds me of my first job as a cub reporter.  I was standing outside the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, freezing to the spot, when I caught sight of the Press Officer.
'Mr Davies!' I yelled. 'Have you got a minute?'
'Not now,' he said, brushing me aside, 'I'm waiting for the chap from the Gazette.'
'I am the chap from the Gazette,' I replied, smiling sweetly.
Those were the days......