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Tapestry of War

By Jane / 15 April 2018 / Comments Off on Tapestry of War

So what do you do when you’ve finished a trilogy about Spanish and French Catalonia, set in the post war years, and have built up a following of readers who share your love of the region? Well you write about something completely different, that’s what! I am delighted to announce that a long running project…

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Visit to La Pera, Catalonia

By Jane / 10 April 2017 / 1 Comment

What a pleasure this weekend to be invited to lunch near Girona by a book club with a difference – a group of women from Spanish Catalonia (plus one from Holland, one from Portugal and one from Argentina) who meet to read books in English. They had read both of the first two Catalonia books,…

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Launch of Autumn in Catalonia

By Jane / 28 October 2015 / Comments Off on Launch of Autumn in Catalonia

The launch so far of Autumn in Catalonia has been amazing. A great evening at Blackwell’s bookshop last Wednesday – with thanks to my lovely agent Jenny Brown and to Ann Landman of Blackwell’s and her great team. Then a lovely interview with Janice Forsyth on her BBC Radio Scotland Culture Show on Monday 26th,…

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Autumn in Catalonia — Launch Dates

By Jane / 5 October 2015 / Comments Off on Autumn in Catalonia — Launch Dates

Please come and join us at Blackwell’s bookshop Edinburgh on 21 October or at Waterstone’s Bookshop Inverness on 28 October for the launch of Autumn in Catalonia.  Each event starts at 6pm, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author, and have Jane sign your personal copy of the book over…

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Catalonia and Scotland — the Similarities

By Jane / 17 September 2014 / Comments Off on Catalonia and Scotland — the Similarities

As we approach the vote on Scottish independence tomorrow, I can’t help but reflect on the similarities between Scotland, my home, and Spanish Catalonia, which borders the region of France which has become my second home. Catalonia has been a fiercely independent entity in history, and was the only region of Spain to be granted…

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Win a Free Copy of Daughter of Catalonia from French Property News Magazine!

By Jane / 5 August 2014 / Comments Off on Win a Free Copy of Daughter of Catalonia from French Property News Magazine!

Thanks to French Property News for featuring my house in France in this month’s issue of the magazine. It took a long time and a lot of tears to build, but it is my dream home, and I loved telling them about it! The magazine is giving away copies of Daughter of Catalonia in a…

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Writers @ the Fringe — an Edinburgh Festival Must

By Jane / 5 August 2014 / Comments Off on Writers @ the Fringe — an Edinburgh Festival Must

Blackwell’s bookshop in Edinburgh must be one of the nicest possible venues to talk about your book, right in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival. Blackwell’s loyal following among readers in Edinburgh is well deserved, and last Thursday’s ‘Writers at the Fringe’ event drew an impressive audience. Events organiser Ann Landmann had invited me back…

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Blackwells’ Evening

By Jane / 19 May 2014 / Comments Off on Blackwells’ Evening

What a wonderful evening last Thursday 15th May at Blackwells Bookshop in Edinburgh to launch Daughter of Catalonia. My wonderful agent Jenny Brown and I discussed the book, how it was born, and what drove the story and the characterisation, and the very knowledgeable audience put us through our paces with some very telling questions…

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