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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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Can Annie find solutions for herself and so many others?

Another review on the Random Things blog tour – many thanks to Julie Barham of Northern Reader for her close reading and uplifting words… Annie seems to live in a beautiful part of Scotland, but there is trouble in paradise, … 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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JIGSAW ISLAND – the blog tour

Never had a blog tour for a book before, so not sure what to expect other than, well, reviews. Starts tomorrow. Oh well, here’s hoping…

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Review Jigsaw Island: A great summer read

Katherine May 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020 A story that is full of human connection and compassion infused with a warmth and gentle humor that reminds us not to … 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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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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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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