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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

Customise This…

Customise This…

Well it's 11.49 and I've so far piddled away the morning trying to fix a glitch on my computer. I figured I might as well carry on piddling till lunch time (we eat early in this house.) and do a blog post.  On days like today I actually feel nostalgic for my...
Career Moves

Career Moves

     Many people dream of giving up the day job to become a writer. I remember clearly the day I decided to take the leap. The backed-up traffic on the North Circular might have swung it. The knowledge that come six o'clock I'd be in the same gridlock of exhausted commuters definitely made...
Back in my Box

Back in my Box

Well here I am, back in my writing shoes after a two week absence and in particular the Guildford Book Festival via Venice and Walthamstow. Book Festivals are a thorny issue for writers. They take up time and energy and most of them don't pay. Why do we do them?...
Comfort Reading

Comfort Reading

    An interesting challenge to think about this weekend. The Guildford Literary Festival  -  hurry, hurry, tickets available here   - have asked me to talk, amongst other things, about comfort reading. It's a pity they didn't tap me for a lecture on Comfort Eating. I'm quite the expert on that subject. But anyway,...

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