Place, past and pasties.

Liz signing my book

It was hotter than Dubai and I was surrounded by Cornish pasties, good wine and excellent company. So where exactly did I find myself last Thursday evening? It could only be the Waterstones London book launch of Liz Fenwick’s debut novel The Cornish House. The assembled company had travelled from the four corners of the …

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Clare’s Lime Poppy Seed Cake

Yesterday I decided to make poppy seed cake. The cake is a favourite of Clare Hills the protagonist of The Hidden Bones. Clare normally eats her cake in a tea shop as her talents don’t extend to the kitchen. The recipe has American measures in brackets to encourage her friend and colleague Californian human bone …

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