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About Laurie

I began planning my escape almost before I could read…

I was a demob baby, conceived when my Dad came home from WW2, and I grew up in Leicester, England’s geographical equivalent of North Platte, Nebraska. I’ve spent the rest of my life trying to get closer to the sea and I’ve finally made it, to lovely Dalkey on Dublin Bay.

About the Book

Lizzie Partridge, heroine of Perfect Meringues, returns to the fray. She’s survived single parenthood and the moonscape of mid-life dating. She’s weathered career flop and the relentlessly passing years. So now what?

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Land of my Fathers

Land of my Fathers

Well, not quite. Land of my great-great-great grandfather, to be accurate. On Monday I'm off to Wales to visit the little town where my ancestor was born and try out my Welsh, in the wild.   We go back a long way, Welsh and I. My first boyfriend had family...
Just Words

Just Words

I'm always piggishly interested in what people are eating so I just had to have a look at the menu for the State Banquet HM Queen gave for President Trump last week. The dessert was listed as Strawberry Sable. Now I'm not a pastry expert but I knew there was...
Unexpected Pleasures

Unexpected Pleasures

It's strange how something you've enjoyed can disappear from your life and all too soon you forget about it, and then, if it returns, you wonder how you've managed without it. This week Garrison Keillor's resurrected Writer's Almanac popped up in my mail box. First thought: yeah! Second thought: what...
Busman’s Holidays

Busman’s Holidays

First, dear readers, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. You may not realise quite how important they are to a writer who works in fairly isolated circumstances. There are twin occupational hazards: that you'll become deluded about the true scale of your own talent, an embittered mutterer against...

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