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TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS – A wonderful book about second love

Thank you to Jillian Morton for this wonderful review. Wish Amazon would share it worldwide – Oh well, they think they know best….   Jillian Morton5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book about second loves. Reviewed in Australia on 22 … Continue reading

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Lovely review of JIGSAW ISLAND – warms a writer’s heart

Katherine May 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020 A great summer read. A story that is full of human connection and compassion infused with a warmth and gentle humor … Continue reading

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Let me take you there – Terrible With Raisins: the naughty bits…

Clair, having fled to the gorgeous island of Symi to escape that BIG birthday, has a rare night’s sleep. And instead of the usual nightmare… “Blessedly asleep that night, I met a new person who was neither male nor female … Continue reading

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Who says reviews don’t matter?

It’s always a nail biting time, waiting for reviews. The first one to come in for JIGSAW ISLAND was a lovely 5 star review on Goodreads and Amazon.com by Jena Henry. Until the next one is up, here’s one from … Continue reading

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Let me take you to where we live – in our hearts….

Leros, of course… This is a view of Pandeli from the path that leads to Vromolithos in the next small bay. In Jigsaw Island, this is the path Alexis uses when he strolls down to have a drink at the … Continue reading

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Agios Isidoros, Leros. Religion, fairytale and fiction

All Leros Info has to say about this beautiful little chapel is: In the area of Kokkali, the picturesque, little church of Agios Isidoros can be found. It is built on an islet in the sea and is connected to … Continue reading

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First review of JIGSAW ISLAND – and it’s a cracker…

Thank you, Jena Henry. Review on Goodreads. Five star! Symi is a Greek Island and a perfect vacation spot. Beautiful waters, bright sun and a happy atmosphere attract tourists from all over. A few years ago, Clair visited Symi as … Continue reading

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Καληνύχτα φίλοι μου – Kalinýchta fíloi mou – Goodnight my friends

It’s been a long day’s formatting and I’ll be sleeping like a log – just ‘cos I wanna be a paperback writer… (spotted the link?). JIGSAW ISLAND the paperback should go live soon. Until it does – here’s an early … Continue reading

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JIGSAW ISLAND is live!

Finally, after a l-o-o-o-o-ong birth process, JIGSAW ISLAND is live. Ebook published today. Paperback out in July. On a holiday escape to the Greek islands, Annie Buchanan discovers what – and then who – is missing from her life… When … Continue reading

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Behind the holiday island: The refugee crisis and the future for healthcare on Leros

     Pandeli Harbour, Leros Here is the second part of the interview with my friend, Takis Varnas, who works as a nurse on Leros in the Dodecanese islands. I am indebted to him for his practical help and advice … Continue reading

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