Archive for March, 2010

Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 3

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 3

(In Newcastle Robert Addison and his sister Zelda have met Adele Jordan and her brother Mark) 'Are you happy about Robert and Zelda spending so much time with Adele and Mark?' Emily asked cautiously one night as she and Theodore were ...

Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 2

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES, Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 2

(The fog lifted but Betsy feared a new danger. She heard the sound of  a horse's hooves.) " She looked round for something with which to defend herself and grasped a spoke, broken from the wheel.  ...... The horseman rose out ...

SEALED SECRETS

Friday, March 26th, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on SEALED SECRETS

1858. Twenty-year-old Betsy Palmer is crossing the North York Moors on her way to Rosedale when a wheel breaks on her trap, leaving her stranded all alone. When Jim Fenwick sees Betsy in distress, he comes to her aid – ...

Western : The Man From Cheyenne Wells

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Western : The Man From Cheyenne Wells

My latest Western to be issued in Large Print by Magna Books in their Dales Large Print series. It was first published in hardback in 1964 by Robert Hale Ltd After robbing a bank in Cheyenne Wells, Vance Brady serves a prison ...

Books From My Bookshelves 11. March 23

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Books From My Bookshelves 11. March 23

Two new books on my bookshelves. Only temporary. They're on loan from my daughter Geraldine. VICTORIA AND ALBERT ART & LOVE PASSIONATE PATRONS: VICTORIA  & ALBERT AND THE ARTS. Both books are Royal Collection Publications. Geraldine was able to visit the exhibition which is ...

Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 1

Friday, March 12th, 2010 Posted in Jessica Blair Country | Comments Off on Sealed Secrets by Jessica Blair – extract 1

1858. Betsy Palmer is on her way from Whitby to deliver orders for jewellry to the miners in Rosedale. She has to cross the lonely moors. Fog comes down  ---  "The hoped for clearing of the fog did not materialise, even ...

Books From My Bookshelves 10: Fashion

Friday, March 12th, 2010 Posted in BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES | Comments Off on Books From My Bookshelves 10: Fashion

A new book on my bookshelves: Classic Fashion Patterns of the 20th Century.  There are scaled patterns here, uselful to costumiers, but there is much more. The descriptions and details will be useful to a wide range of professions. As ...

Lincolnshire

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 Posted in Books | Comments Off on Lincolnshire

What glorious weather we have been having, clear skies, plenty of sunshine, a frosty nip in the air early morning. It was so great to get outside after so much staying indoors because of the winter weather. So Friday last ...

Sealed Secrets – Publishing Day

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 Posted in Books, News | Comments Off on Sealed Secrets – Publishing Day

Today, 10th March, great day!  Sealed Secrets, my 19th book under the name of Jessica Blair is published today in hardback. It is set in Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, Rosedale in the North York Moors and in Newcastle in the ...

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 Posted in Books | 1 Comment »

A glorious day here.  It is even making me think of lighter summer menus. Throughout the winter I've been making lots of soup - tomato in various ways, minted pea, onion,  smooth vegetable, leek and potato, and vegetable broth. I ...