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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?

Latest Blog Posts

Word Rage

Word Rage

I just walked past an eatery. It's not new but I never noticed it before and now I wish I still hadn't. Eatery is one of those  blue touch-paper words for me: it's the invention of the kind of people who put televisions in pubs. And serve microwaved lasagne with chips. I won't absolutely swear...
Warm Monday Morning Glow

Warm Monday Morning Glow

       Last week was a mildly shitty week. Nothing drastic, just a low-level hum of discontent, with the weather, with people not doing the right thing, with our dead dish-washer.  But today, what a different story. Over the weekend I got two fabulous mentions.  Libby Purves, blessed be her name,...
In Person

In Person

As trailed a few weeks ago I'm now delighted to confirm personal appearances by Humble Companion Nellie Buzzard and her coachman, Dick Morphew, at the Chiswick Book Festival on September 15th. I'm obliged, under the terms of the Trade Descriptions Act (1968), to warn you that Nellie doesn't look anything...
Writer's Perks

Writer's Perks

      This week I've had one of the greatest pleasures known to writer-kind: choosing a name for a new character. I hadn't even realised I was going to create this character until a few days ago when she sidled into view and said, 'Frankly, I think you need me.' She was right. But...

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