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464 pages, Paperback
First published October 6, 2011
I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but have lived and worked in Papua New Guinea and the Middle East and travelled to more than thirty countries. While living overseas I studied as an off-campus student with Deakin University and achieved my BA (Hons) while raising my three children.
After graduating with a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne, my first two books: 'Georgette Heyer's Regency World' and 'Georgette Heyer' (the biography) published in both the UK and the USA.
My new novel, Jane Austen's Ghost will be published in October 2019 by Overlord Publishing. I've read and loved Jane Austen for years and have always wondered how she'd fare in our world. This book was my chance to find out! I've had lots of fun giving talks around the world on Georgette Heyer and the Regency, and am a passionate advocate for women writers, books and reading.
I love writing and spending time with my family, my garden is a haven of flowers, birds and insects and I have a serious plant addiction! I love having adventures,and once went to a Rammstein concert in Barcelona (it was epic). One of my favourite things is experiencing new cultures, meeting new people and trying out different languages. Particular interests include Georgette Heyer first editions, and after a glorious visit to South Korea in 2012, Korean language and culture.Since then, I've also fallen in ove with Scotland and the Hebrides in particular. I have a dream of walking, around Italy but only if my knees hold up!
One of the reasons Georgette's characters live for her readers is that they lived so vividly for her.