Characters in fiction


Redoubtable Edwardians

Welcome to my blog REDOUBTABLE EDWARDIANS featuring articles about the colorful eccentrics who populated the era of my books. I hope you will find them as fascinating as I do!


Chateau Impney and the Salt King

  I am delighted to share Chateau Impney as the house on the cover for Lady Montfort and Edith Jackson’s fourth adventure: Death of an Unsung Hero,  and the story of how I came to choose it as a stand in for the fictitious Haversham Hall.   I had absolutely no interest in the history of Chateau Impney… Read the full article >>

Mrs. Jackson and the Lancashire Witches

On All Hallows’ Eve downstairs in the servants’ hall at Iyntwood the maids light their turnip jack o’ lanterns and settle down with their cider and toasted nuts casting hopeful looks at the housekeeper to see if she is in the mood to tell them a story.  And Mrs. Jackson –who comes from Lancashire –does not disappoint,… Read the full article >>

Clementine Talbot, Countess of Montfort

Thanks to Lyndsy Spence of The Mitford Society’s invitation to write a blog for ‘Meet My Main Character,’ I have the opportunity to introduce Redoubtable Edwardian: Clementine Talbot, Countess of Montfort the shining star of my novel:  ‘Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman.’ 1.  What is the name of your character? Is she fictional or a… Read the full article >>