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Apr 26

Spring has sprung; tomatoes are here!

There are two rituals that indicate spring has arrived in my house. One is the annual panic buying of SPF50+ Soltan in Boots, during the 3-day hot spell the UK usually gets in April, after the 3-day snow shocker. The other is the purchase of tomato plants.

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Mar 31

Hey, Aurora!

This weekend was an epic Mothering Sunday for me because…. we welcomed a new dog to the family! This is Aurora and she’s an Otterhound.

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Dec 22

Moving house, new books and old friends

Apparently, we’re nearly done with 2018. How? How how HOW?! Last week it was summer and I was flopping around the house in wafty harem pants because wearing anything else felt like I was steaming to death, now it’s Christmas. [Munch Scream face]

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Jul 25

Pugs, and hugs

I was listening to my backlog of Kermode and Mayo’s Film podcasts at the weekend – if you’re not already a paid-up member of the Church of Wittertainment, then join, it’s everything film you need! If you are already, hello to Jason Isaacs/Jeremy Irons! – and a topic came up which really struck a nerve […]

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May 09

jeg elsker norge!

I had the most amazing introduction to the beautiful city of Oslo last week, as a guest of my Norwegian publishers, Bazar, at their Feelgood Festival. 

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May 01

Newsflash: WLTGI now £5 on Amazon!

That’s it, really – Where the Light Gets In is now a bargain fiver on Amazon, as well as in Tesco and ASDA, and half price in WH Smiths. True love, dachshunds, knitted flowers, friendship, family secrets, art galleries and colouring-in books… for less than a coffee and a brownie! This is the book of […]

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Apr 27

Posters, bargains, giveaways, woolly dogs… WTLGI publication week!

This has been a busy, busy week. My feet look like hooves and my boots need reheeling, thanks to the miles of  trekking around London I’ve done – mainly in search of those outdoor ad posters. Yes, if you’ve been in a railway station this week and you saw a mad woman taking phone pics […]

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Apr 24

Where The Light Gets In… sneak preview!

Not only is the beautiful hardback of Where the Light Gets In now in the shops, the outdoor advertising posters are up! There is NOTHING more incredible than being on a train pulling into a station and seeing a poster for your own book. It brought tears to my eyes. Would you look at this…

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Apr 12

Where the Light Gets in… and Sophie Allport competition!

  Isn’t this gorgeous? It’s a Sophie Allport mug covered in dachshunds, which are spookily like Rudy in Where The Light Gets In.  And you can FILL YOUR KITCHEN with similar gorgeousness (including Belted Galloway cows, butterflies, Border Terriers, bumble bees… the entire animal cast of Where the Light Gets In, essentially!) by entering the […]

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Apr 11

Keeping up with the ‘News

I have a weekly treat: my local paper, The Whitehaven News. It’s not my local paper where I live in Herefordshire, but my local paper from home in Cumbria. (‘Where you live’ and ‘home’ being two subtly different concepts – for me, anyway.) And why, you might wonder, is it such a treat to read […]

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This month's winner

Never let it be said I am not Topical – May‘s Dog of the Month is called Jeanie! Red Labrador pupster Jeanie runs the show for Catherine, who reveals her likes are as follows: “dinner time (both the northern and the accepted version), recently dug-in bedding plants, beech nut shells from the garden, and sleeping behind curtains. She also quite likes partying at night, something her mum and dad have grown out of.” Oh, Jeanie. She is also attempting to befriend the mole in the garden by digging holes to drop in on him. Social!

Jeanie’s Desert Island Disc? Redhead Walking by REM.

Lucy Dillon

Enter your pooch!