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How to Make a Pigeon Pie

There’s a chapter in my first novel, The Matchmaker of Périgord, in which a couple polish off a five-course truffle menu at the Auberge de la Truffe in Sorges, south west France. I decided it was absolutely impossible to write the scene without having tasted it...

Unfamiliar Victorian Vocabulary

A few weeks ago I had a rather jolly Skype with Linda Korn, hired by Random House in America to direct the audio edition of my latest novel, The Pigeon Pie Mystery. She wanted to check the pronunciation of almost three hundred words that appear in the book, which is set in the nineteenth century...

Take a Tour of The Pigeon Pie Mystery

It’s apparently all the rage for authors to make short videos to promote their latest novel. With the forthcoming publication of The Pigeon Pie Mystery in mind, I dutifully set off to Hampton Court Palace, where the book is set, a camera and willing friend in tow...