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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

Writer Seeks Advice

Writer Seeks Advice

As my regulars know my view has always been that writers should go quietly about their business and not seek the opinion of every Tom, Dick and writers' workshop. No-one sees my stuff until I deliver first draft to my editor and my agent. My husband gets to read final...
Can't Give 'Em Away

Can't Give 'Em Away

     I just spent a frustrating half hour on the telephone to libraries. First my local one, a piss-poor ghost of a place with sadly depleted shelves. Perhaps everything's out on loan? I don't think so. The reason for my call  -  my house is groaning under the weight of brand new copies...
Olympic-Standard Writing

Olympic-Standard Writing

Never mind about the lack of snow and the unfinished hotel rooms. This morning  every writer is gagging to know what was the Princess Royal reading while she waited for the fireworks? What a boost to sales that would be. Can't you just see the book shops whacking on those flash stickers? A RIGHT ROYAL READ! I know it...
Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar

    And so, on the last day of January 2014 this tired old scribbler hauled her considerable ass over her contractual finishing line. First draft is now on the desks of my editor and my agent. I do not want to hear from them for at least two weeks, I don't care...

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