Finishing schools

Finishing schools

A Finishing School… what is that? In the four books of The Resistance Girl Series – In Picardy’s Fields, The Diamond Courier, The Parisian Spy and The Norwegian Assassin – the main female characters all go to Le Manoir, a finishing school on Lake Geneva in...
The Thiepval Memorial

The Thiepval Memorial

On a sunny August day in 2019, I set out from my house in the south of Holland to Picardy in northern France to commemorate my great-uncle Jack Westcott, whose name is engraved on the Thiepval Memorial as one of the ‘Missing of the Somme’. I planned a weekend trip to...
Welcome

Welcome

Hello, World! ​Welcome to my new blog & thank you for reading! I really hope you’ll enjoy finding out more about the background to my novels. I love writing blogs but the most important reason for starting Historical Facts & Fiction is that there’s tons of...