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Newsletter Archive


March: A Sense of Time and Place
January #2: A word about language
January #1: To Die But Once—My father’s story and how family experiences of war have inspired my work


March: Background research for the Maisie Dobbs’ novels
February: WW2 Evacuees (In This Grave Hour)
January: WW2 Refugees and Evacuees


March: Trains, Planes and Automobiles—Travel in the 1930’s
January #2: My own journey to Munich—a word on place and the nature of change
January #1: The inventor who inspired Journey To Munich


February #2: Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War
February #1: My visit to Gibraltar—and my research for A Dangerous Place
January: Writing A Dangerous Place and what it’s like to write a series


December: News update on A Dangerous Place and The Care and Management of Lies
July: Link to essay in The Daily Beast
June: Writing About War
May: Exploring the themes behind The Care and Management of Lies—Getting mail to the battlefields in WW1, a woman’s job! Plus more on food in wartime
April: An army marches on its stomach—the importance of food in wartime
March: Publication update—Leaving Everything Most Loved and The Care and Management of Lies


March: The ayahs who inspired Leaving Everything Most Loved
February #2: Thoughts on the nature of exile (for Leaving Everything Most Loved)
February #1: Learning how to wear a sari


December: Across The Miles—the seeds of Leaving Everything Most Loved
March: Horsepower—the story behind the cover of Elegy For Eddie
February: About the inspiration for Elegy For Eddie
January: Introducing Elegy For Eddie


December: A Christmas message—and something from Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s poet laureate
September: An Extraordinary Generation—The woman of WW1
March: Where Maisie’s “wisdom” comes from
February: The inspiration for The Mapping of Love and Death
January: The spy who lived along the road


March 2010: A few characters from the Maisie Dobbs series
February 2010: The young man at the heart of The Mapping of Love and Death
January 2010: The article that inspired The Mapping of Love and Death

Header image: The evacuation of Dunkirk (Wikimedia Commons)