Wednesday, 20 October 2010


is out in the U.K AND in the U.S right now!
In other words, it's out ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND!

It's a great cover and I think it's a great book (well, I would, wouldn't I?).
Have you bought it? Read it?
And do you have any idea who first named the massive and imposing Atlantic Ocean, "The Pond"?


  1. A hah me lovely! I 'ears you wants to knows the answer to the riddle of why the Atlantic's called the Pond?

    Well, as I was learnt it from me old sea dog of a father, it's from when the rivers ran out of fish and our ancestors had to put out to open waves to get us a good catch. Middle English 'ponde' what means enclosure for fish was transferred to tell of its bounty. And that's, as they says, history...

    Eroll x

  2. I've read it!

    Mine's not got a Christmas ribbon, as it's a UK edition, but the book is brilliant!

    No spoilers but, Christmas in London,Paris and Cornwall is just what we need to chase off George Osborne's terrible gloom today.

    I almost inhaled Shameful Secret, Shotgun Wedding it was so good.

    And you are acquainted with Eroll Flynn, Ms Kendrick? You know what they said about him, don't you? Nudge, nudge, fnaaar!

    Lots of love,


  3. Rach, thank you for your kind words about SHAMEFUL SECRET, SHOTGUN WEDDING.

    As for "Eroll".... Like you - I suspect it's a pseudonym for someone I know - but if it is the candidate I think it is, then the nudge-nudge aspect is definitely not applicable!

  4. I have not read it but it is going to the top of my to be read pile.

  5. Thanks, Joanna - and I look forward to hearing your comments.

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  7. I've bought it, read it and loved it. I really liked the cornish coastal scene when... No, I won't spoil it. A real treat for those who haven't read it yet!

  8. I pre-ordered my copy online at Amazon, and they list the tentative delivery date as November 15-17th. I look forward to reading it!

  9. Dear Wee Girl. I have a shameful secret of my own! It's very lonely on the moors, and I like to pass the time by watching past episodes of "The Waltons". (Grandma Walton reminds me of my own wee granny - though she used to beat me senseless with a strap she had a heart of pure gold). Do you have any guilty TV secrets? Art

  10. And I look forward to hearing what you think of it, Dan!