Sense of Place:

The history of one house

Laurelfield holds a wealth of history, stories from the past and present all reside within its walls. Now, we want to know the history of your house… Share the history […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Paula Lichtarowicz’s Vietnam

Writing, for me, is an adventure. I like to follow a story into a world outside of myself; to travel to a place of unfamiliarity and ‘otherness’. When I first […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Nagasaki: a city of life, industry and adventure

Jackie Copleton, author of A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, reveals why she chose the setting of Nagasaki for her debut novel, together with the inspirations behind some of its characters. […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Wollstonecraft and Shelley

Charlotte Gordon, author of the acclaimed Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, shares her thoughts on the places she visited as part of her research […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Jamaica, James Bond and Me

Matthew Parker, author of the Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller Goldeneye, reveals why Jamaica was a crucially important element of Bond creator Ian Fleming’s life and work. It was the […] Read More

Sense of Place:

The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club

Pull up a chair and let the true story of the Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club tickle your taste buds… The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club tells the true story […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Emigrating to sunnier climes…

Ugly Bus by Mike Thomas publishes in paperback today. Here, Mike tells us how he swapped police sirens and the city for the serenity of the Portuguese countryside (and good wine) … […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Michael Christie’s Writing Cabin

Michael Christie lives with his wife and two sons on Galiano Island, a small island just off the coast of Vancouver. He is a former professional skateboarder and his story […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Venture through the night sky…

In Stories in the Stars, an atlas of constellations, familiar characters float in time and space, their stories and forms changing with each astronomer’s gaze. Take a look at some of our […] Read More

Sense of Place:

Ray Robinson, author of Jawbone Lake

All artists have places that matter to them. Be it where they work, the setting of their latest piece, or where they go to think. Our Sense of Place feature […] Read More

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