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When Sorrows Come, was the first novel in the My Lost Country series. The second - Driven Into Exile - tells the story of Natalya who is taken by the Nazis at sixteen to be a slave labourer, a servant to a German officer's family and a labourer in a munitions factory before being liberated by the Americans.This is the story her daughters always seem to have known until Natalya's death fifty years later when they discover their mother's secret...

I am currently working on the third novel of the series. It's a sequel to Driven Into Exile which follows the story on both sides of the Iron Curtain through the Cold War. It will link directly to where Driven Into Exile leaves off, but I'm not going to say much more yet except...watch this space!

Events 2017

Saturday 27 May - Retford Arts Festival

Saturday 17-Sunday 18 June - Arnold Carnival

Saturday 24 June - Lowdham Book Festival


Saturday 1 July - Zdvych at Tarasivka, Weston-on-Trent

Saturday 16 July - Newark Book Festival
Monday 17- Saturday 22 July - Gedling Borough Arts Festival


Sunday 10 September - Spirit of Ukraine, Forty Hall, Enfield

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Events 2015/2016

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A series of successful book fairs across the country; a radio interview on BBC Radio Nottingham and most recently winner of the Big Bingham Book Read.

Ten writers from New Writers UK donated 2 copies of our books to Bingham Library last May. Readers could take out the books and then score them. When Sorrows Come won!Stephen Booth, the crimewriter presented the trophy.

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I was thrilled that When Sorrows Come was selected as one of the four finalists for this award.