I live with my artist husband, Alan Lees, in a 200 year old country cottage, in the beautiful Scottish lowlands. I write historical and contemporary fiction and non fiction, but I also occasionally deal in antiques, selling the gorgeous old textiles that I collect and that often find their way into my fiction. I'm a keen gardener and I love my work, my house, and my village.

My new non fiction book, an account of a murder in my family and its aftermath, A Proper Person to be Detained, was published by Saraband in July 2019.

New editions of The Amber Heart and Bird of Passage have been published in eBook form during 2020, with paperback editions coming soon. 

I'm currently researching a new book called The Last Lancer.

If you are looking for a speaker, please check out my Requesting an Event page for more details.

Forthcoming events:
Sadly, Covid has meant many cancellations, but watch this space for new developments!