I'm a novelist and playwright, living with my artist husband, Alan Lees, in a 200 year old country cottage in the Scottish lowlands. I write popular historical and contemporary fiction, but I also collect and deal in antiques, mainly the gorgeous old textiles that so often find their way into my fiction. I'm a keen (but not a very neat!) gardener and I love my work, my house, my village and its history. This blog is about all these things and more.