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On the publication date of this brilliant novel, I couldn’t resist reblogging this from the author’s blog giving an insight into the history of it! Many thanks to Helen Pollard for giving me permission to do so.
With the release date for The Little French Guesthouse less than a fortnight away, I found myself thinking about its long journey to publication. I started to write a long, rambling post about it and then thought, crikey, that will take forever and nobody’s going to want to read it! So here it is in a quick(ish) nutshell:
Sometime in the mid-2000s: I get the idea for an opening scene to a humorous chick-lit novel in my head. I’m not writing at this point in my life (young family and job = no time and too tired) so in my head is where it stays.
Summer 2009: On holiday in France, we stay in a gite in an outbuilding to the main house where the owners live. I feel a pull as I leave, as though I belong there – which I know is ridiculous. But the…
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