Friday, 27 February 2015

Six things you might like to know about Bertie Costain

Bertie Costain was brought up in a two up two down terraced house on the outskirts of London.

After leaving school he completed an apprenticeship in bricklaying.

He set up the successful building company, Costain Builders when he was in his twenties.

He loves expensive and eye catching cars.

His first love was a forbidden love as her parents thought he was not good enough for their daughter, who later went on to marry a lawyer.

Bertie did not find true love again until he was forty five.

Through taking a risk he became the owner of a property in Wentworth Place, one of the most prestigious addresses in London.


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Monday, 23 February 2015

More Promotional Pics

As promised here are more photographs I have taken and posters I have designed to use for promoting my five published books. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I had producing them.

As always thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day

Pauline x

Monday, 16 February 2015


Imagine, at forty five, you’ve found the perfect woman to share your life with.
Imagine your success allows you to live in a beautiful house in one of the most sort after areas of the country.
Imagine you drive a prestigious car.
Imagine you have no financial worries.
Imagine you have a secret that could easily destroy everything you have worked hard to achieve.
Imagine how you would deal with the situation.
Imagine how you would cover your tracks.
Imagine… but if can’t then find out how Bertie Costain did, In The Cold Light of Day.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

1940's Britian - Satchfield Hall

Satchfield Hall brings to life the Great Britain of the 1940s, not only in the suffering of its soldiers, but in the struggle of a family and a land to survive their loss. It is in a time when women were very much considered second class citizens as Celia Bryant-Smythe soon learnt after the disgrace she brought to her family. Henry Bryant-Smythe, her father and the squire of Satchfield Hall, wealds his wealth and power and deals without compassion on what becomes known as ‘the situation’. It takes four decades before Celia can believe it is all over. In the end it took time, a belief in that good comes out of everything and a changing Britain as many women found themselves more empowered.

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Monday, 9 February 2015

Sitting Round my Pool: Sheila Dalton

Today, I have historical writer of Stolen sitting round my pool to share with us her latest book. Take it away Sheila…

My name is Sheila Dalton and I am new to writing historical fiction, though I have been reading and loving it for years. “Some of my favourite authors are the Sarahs - Dunant and Waters. I also like Katharine McMahon and Lisa See. My last novel, The Girl in the Box, was set in the 80’s. I don’t know if that qualifies as historical fiction, but my new release, Stolen, certainly does. It is set in the seventeenth century.

I finally decided to try my hand at writing about the distant past after visits to Morocco and Devon, England. I found it really interesting that Barbary Corsairs raided the English coast for Christian slaves, including Devon, and many were kept in the underground dungeons I had so recently seen in Meknes, Morocco. I found myself thinking about what it would be like to be a young person who loses her parents to Moroccan pirates. How would she cope? What would she do? Soon, Stolen was born.

 Lizbet Warren, my heroine, encounters many dangers and delays in her quest to find her parents. She is arrested for vagrancy, taken in by a French privateer who works for the English crown, and captured by a British pirate before arriving in the fabled courts of the Moroccan sultan.  She is a complex young woman, troubled by the black and white slavery so prevalent at the time, and by the choices she must make to survive. I hope I’ve done her story justice.

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Sheila Dalton
Author of The Girl in the Box, Trial by Fire, Doggerel, and others.