September 15, 2020

The World’s First Calculator – The Pascaline

I found out about the Pascaline purely by chance, when writing my latest novel, The Ladies’ Tale: Caroline and Philippa, due to be published this month (September 2020). I was looking for an interesting but expensive […]
August 17, 2020

Strong Women Of The Past: Duchess of Gordon

Any of you who have read The Eccentric’s Tale: Harriet, could be forgiven for thinking that I’ve modelled many aspects of Harriet’s personality on Jane Maxwell. In fact I didn’t learn about Jane until long after Harriet was firmly in place in The Jacobite Chronicles,  and her back story was already half-written.