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blog tour for Devon and Hell

October 27, 2019

In the next ten days, Devon and Hell (the omnibus edition of the four books in the Dream Cottage: Four Seasons in Devon series) will be featured on the following blogs:


It's the story of my move back from rural France to East Devon, swapping croissants and French countryside for cream teas, coastal walks and a delightful cottage by the sea. Or so I thought.

The reality was a deeply unpleasant surprise – actually my worst nightmare – before I'd even moved in. In my latest memoir, living the dream by the sea rapidly descends into living hell as each day brings a new onslaught of domestic disasters. (And as my most loyal readers will know, I am no stranger to those.)

Throw in an estranged mother who has recently been 'sectioned' under the Mental Health Act and frankly, it's a wonder I managed to get out of bed in the morning. (Spoiler: some days I didn't.)

Devon and Hell, as with all my books, will (hopefully) make you laugh, make you cry and almost certainly make you cringe in places where I've been a little too honest. Ultimately, it is an uplifting tale of surviving a nightmare mother and a difficult childhood – with hints of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – and triumphing over rogue builders and a catastrophe-packed cottage renovation.

Devon and Hell is about learning to laugh in the face of disaster rather than curling up in the foetal position to cry. If all of this hasn't put you off, you can order the e-book here and enjoy some lovely descriptions of the Devon coastline, along with a great big slug of schadenfreude. Dreaming of moving to Devon? Well, read on...

Finally, I know that some of my readers prefer a proper book, and on that note, the print version will be launched in October 2020.

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