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Archive for The Cherrywood Box – Extracts

Edith’s Story

In 1949, near the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa, Edith is involved in an abusive marriage to Henny. Excluded from the community, she isolates herself in an attic overlooking the veldt where she becomes obsessed with crafting exquisite wooden boxes. But as Henny’s behaviour becomes increasingly intolerable, Edith finds she has very little to lose and is surprised to discover that […]

Ava’s Story

                      When Ava is sent on a frightening photographic assignment to Highcliffe Castle the two faces of the building baffle and intrigue her. When she meets the mysterious stonemason, Dermot, she discovers that he knows far too much about her  past. Trapped together, she becomes both fascinated and terrified by him. But […]

The Cherrywood Box

I am absolutely thrilled that my novel, The Cherrywood Box , has been successful in The Yeovil Prize, The Eludia Awards and won an SLS Fellowship. It is time to send it out to agents. I’ll inevitably have to face a pile of rejection letters but c’est la vie. It has been edited, re-read, edited, re-read and edited […]

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