Book launches, biblical floods, and best endeavours!

I was really looking forward to this weekend.  Two of my writer friends have new historical novels out ('The Blood of Kings' by Angela King, and 'Pleasing Mr Pepys' by Deborah Swift), and both had launch parties in the space of three days. First was Angela's, which she held on Thursday at the Quarter Lounge [...]


Two go exploring in Appleby

For a complete change on Saturday we headed to the east of Cumbria, to a small town we'd never been to before - Appleby, or Appleby-in-Westmorland to give it its full name. Appleby lies on the River Eden not far from the Pennine heights of Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and the like. It's famous [...]