Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of Concorde 002 and in recognition of this momentous day, Sally Edmondson shares a personal memory. As a Concorde enthusiast, I am luckier than most; I flew on her three times and my late stepfather was Chief Test Pilot, Brian Trubshaw. It grieves me to say... Continue Reading →
It is becoming clear that writing a cracking opening chapter is something I have yet to master. You have to engage your reader during the first three pages of your novel. Your opening chapter needs to be kick-ass and a killer first line is essential. My First Line: "Lisa Grant struggled to open the rain-swollen... Continue Reading →
What a few days it has been for me in the city of dreaming spires. I don’t like to brag, but I soaked up the words of wisdom of writer and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, who is best known as editor and presenter of ITV’s South Bank Show. He was talking about his new novel Love Without End:... Continue Reading →
For the last three mornings, I have thrown back the curtains to look out across a valley of rolling hills, vineyards and circling kites. In the stillness of the early Oxfordshire morning, graceful kites soar within feet of my bedroom window. So close I feel I could reach out and touch them, or at least... Continue Reading →
Lisa Grant leaves the UK to start a new life in The Algarve working at her Father's vineyard. When her ancient landrover breaks down at the Portsmouth ferry terminal unreliable old flame, Rory arrives and is also headed for Portugal, so they continue their journey together deciding to take their time driving through Spain and Portugal.
Lisa falls into bed with Jack Wilde during the early hours of the morning after her twenty-first birthday party. There is no doubt in his mind how much he loves her, but for Lisa, it will take a little longer to realise how much she cares about him.
Defining Moments - The Truth is Out. A ten-year-old Lisa Grant finds out the truth about why her Father left home when she was six.