Elly Griffiths (real name Domenica de Rosa) was born in 1963 in London, read English at King’s College London and, after graduating, worked in a library, for a magazine and then as a publicity assistant at HarperCollins. In 1998 she wrote her first published novel, The Italian Quarter and published three more novels about Italy, families and identity. It was whilst on a walk in Norfolk across Titchwell Marsh that a chance comment by her husband gave her the idea for the first novel in the Dr Ruth Galloway series. She is also the author of the successful Brighton mysteries.
As the weather became wetter and wetter over summer we gleefully rubbed our hands. And then Saturday dawned and we knew we had lucked out. Haha
Happy Friday! I hope wherever you are you have had a good week and are looking forward to a fun weekend. We are up early for a brunch and a party on Sunday
I was having a chat with my colleagues at work the other day and we cannot believe how quick this year is going. It doesn't feel like 2 minutes since we were looking at the spring bulbs coming out
This week I had great fun getting into the Christmas spirit at our local garden centre. This had transformed itself into a Santa's grotto of baubles, decorations, Christmas linen and lights
Another month ticked off. Check! September has been a bit of a strange month. It has definitely been stop start on the weather and I have been forced to resurrect the summer wardrobe
I'm definitely having a bit of a crime fiction bonanza at the moment, mainly because the publication lists are stuffed full of great titles. We are off on holiday soon and I always love to take a jolly good thriller away with me
I love looking back over the year and reflecting on some of my favourite reads. These might be a rediscovery of a book I haven't read in a while, a new read to me that will over time become a favourite or a much loved favourite.
What is this? Another sneaky post? Yep, It is that time when I do a round of the month and what I have been reading. It has been a nice, mixed bag this month.
I am sat writing this review on the August Bank Holiday weekend and in typical British weather fashion, Saturday has been a washout. I mean seriously?