The Novels

My debut novel The Gossips’ Choice was published in spring 2020 and its sequel (title and cover to be revealed in the autumn) will be released in spring 2022.

The cover of The Gossips’ Choice

Respected midwife Lucie Smith is married to Jasper, the town apothecary. They’ve lived happily together at the shop with the sign of the three doves for almost three decades. But 1665 is proving a troublesome year. Lucie is called to a birth at the local Manor, and Jasper is uneasy at her involvement with their former opponents in the English Civil War.  Their only surviving son Simon flees plague-ridden London for his country hometown, only to argue with his father. Lucie is shaken to learn their loyal maid has been keeping a secret, and knows when Jasper finds out he will be furious. How could she have missed the signs?

As the year draws to a close, Lucie is accused of serious negligence in her care of one of her mothers which could see her not only lose her licence but face excommunication.

You can read an interview about the novel I did for The Polyphony here.

I discuss turning my research into a novel in this interview

My interview with The Crown Chronicles about The Gossips’ Choice

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