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Friday Fiction Feature for Jigsaw Island

Many thanks to LORRAINE MACE, creator of the hugely popular D.I. STERLING series (https://www.lorrainemace.com/d-i-sterling-series/) for including JIGSAW ISLAND in her blog today. Find it HERE

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New Goodreads review of Jigsaw Island

Thank you to David Tucker for this lovely review on Goodreads September 22, 2020 A very timely, humane book, full of heart and humour. It is believable and its structure is never contrived. One is drawn in through the alternating … Continue reading

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Herkos odonton – a barrier of teeth i.e. keeping secret

OK, opening the barrier, and about to give away one of my secrets. Not that I have a bronze medal for Scottish Highland and Country dancing, not that I was asked to give up maths in 5th year because I … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND – new review on Goodreads

This is a warm and delightful read. I really enjoyed it. Characters and relationships are brought to life with skilfully written and convincing dialogue. The relationships are believable and very relatable. All in all, it was an engrossing plot, well … Continue reading

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Non-parent writing about parenting issues – where have I gone right?

Having ducked out of the whole breeding issue, I stand as an observer of friends, family, colleagues – and partner – who have all trodden that uneven path. I’ve been lassoed in from time to time, as a totally unprepared … Continue reading

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An island like a jigsaw piece upon a painted ocean…

Managed only a foundation year at art school but loved every minute – still fiddle with paintbrushes and collect art. Top left ‘Condo Blue’ by Dean L Hohn, a Tasmanian photographer, top right 3D artwork by Liz Shreeve, Australian artist … Continue reading

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Thank you to Anne Williams for her – poli kala (very good) – review of JIGSAW ISLAND

Anne has crowned the last day of the Random Things blog tour… HERE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, thought-provoking, engaging Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2020 From the moment I began to read, I remembered how … Continue reading

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‘Loved it’ – Thank you to Julie Ryan for her review of JIGSAW ISLAND on Amazon 5 August

5.0 out of 5 starsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 August 2020 At first, it took me a while to get into this book. However, once Annie arrives in Symi the pace quickens and by the time she’s on … Continue reading

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Thank you Karen Cole of ‘Hair Past a Freckle72’ for her in-depth review of Jigsaw Island

Intricately plotted, observant and empathetic What a treat this book turned out to be, even if it turned out to be rather different from what I’d expected. I thought I’d be reading a novel about a woman finding herself on … Continue reading

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Can’t win ’em all – and now I’ve lost my anonymity…

Maybe my plotting was too subtle… 4 star Amazon review yesterday Top review from United Kingdom Pamela Scott VINE VOICE 4.0 out of 5 stars I would have liked to spend more time on Jigsaw Island with these interesting characters COPY … Continue reading

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