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On researching a very different era....

My first three novels were set in various decades of the 20th century, but for my new novel, The Silk Weaver, I have reached much further back into history, to the 1760s in Spitalfields, East London. 347 more words

An Author's Life

Hungry Donkey

Hungry Donkey is a Greek restaurant specialising in Athenian street food.

Located in the heart of the East End, on Petticoat Lane Market, the venue is a modish take on a canteen, with its industrial lighting, wooden tables and chairs, and a clean and almost sanitised ambiance, which is a complete contrast to what you would expect from a quintessential Greek taverna. 485 more words


Indian Smallplates at Gunpowder

Shoreditch is notorious for Indian restaurants, and more often than not they’re the type of curry houses where you get that all too familar carb slump after filling up on bowlfuls of chicken korma, lime pickle and poppadoms. 284 more words


The Diner - Spitalfields

With Thursday nights fast becoming the new Friday for most city workers, a quick hangover fix is becoming increasingly popular for socialites such as myself. It’s no secret that one of the best fixes comes in the form of carbohydrates and more alcohol, right? 573 more words


dennis severs house

i know i tell you every year, but its always a lovely xmas treat and could be an idea for a gift, but for a great insight into 17C london life, you must visit the  fascinating   152 more words

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Perhaps I was overly ambitious...and a drive through the English Countryside

Maybe I’m an extreme optimist but taking a trip overseas with a 4 month old doesn’t lend itself to keeping any type of routine. And now I see that it’s next to impossible to write posts with any regularity whilst travelling. 315 more words

The Dandy Lab Goes to Moscow

The Dandy Lab is going international for the first time with our insights from the Spitalfields co-retail lab. I am excited to be presenting the findings for the first time in Moscow alongside other retailers such as Ikea. 101 more words