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Standalone

The strong, original stories and gripping reads which aren’t part of a series but will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

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St Judes

What’s boarding school like for a 21st century girl? Take a trip to St Jude’s and catch up with all the latest gossip.

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Annie Valentine

Personal shopper, busy mother, optimist and true fashion fan would love to meet new readers for romantic adventures and fun.

The Latest News
  • March 25th, 2014

      The fire safety officer came to visit my daughter’s school yesterday. She made me hoot with laughter re-telling the best moments of the visit and she passed on some actually ...

  • March 19th, 2014

    The children’s book reviewer on The Independent has caused a stir by saying she will no longer review books that are specifically aimed at girls or boys. She’s cited the example ...

  • March 12th, 2014

    And the builders are OUT… phew! I’m breathing a huge, dusty sigh of relief and allowing life as I know it to resume. I’ve totally renovated four homes so far and ...

  • March 6th, 2014

    Today is World Book Day. To mark the occasion I thought I'd repost this blog from my old site. I think there's plenty here to think about for anyone who ...

  • September 18th, 2013
    "So to every lovely reader who fell in love with Nicole and absolutely rooted for her to get through the ordeals she faces in this story – thank you!"
  • August 13th, 2013

                      The hardest scenes to write in Cross My Heart were the scenes where Nicole is tortured and then imprisoned in Ravensbruck concentration camp. I’ve read a great deal about how Resistance ...

  • July 26th, 2013
    Four thousand 15-16 year olds were taken in four days in July 1942 from Holland. It makes you shudder with horror.
  • July 11th, 2013

    To understand my fascination with the Second World War, you have to know a little bit about my grandparents. The most intriguing thing is that they fought on opposite sides ...

  • June 14th, 2013

      For everyone who’s been wanting to know what I’m doing next… here it is, curtain up moment… the heartbreakingly lovely cover of my new book: Cross My Heart. Yes. Gasp! It’s ...

  • April 3rd, 2013

    It’s April, months after I handed my final manuscript for Cross My Heart in. Bless the editor who has just sent an email after she’s taken another final, final look ...

  • February 9th, 2013

    Did you know that the number one book in the UK charts is currently The Fast Diet, which promotes the idea that we should fast for two days every week? If ...

  • January 29th, 2013

    Being the mother of a teenage girl is a nightmare. I should know – I was that teenaged nightmare. Bad hair, out all hours, drinking, smoking… boys? Been there, snogged, torn ...