So excited to be on this longlist, and in some stellar historical fiction company, including Sarah Day’s Mussolini’s Island. I’m busy writing my next novel (see my post about tracking tigers in Siberia for more details!) but there’s no getting away from it, being included on a list lifts the heart — and busts the concentration for a while! Quick break for a SQUEEEE and a cup of tea, then back to it….

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