Briargreen Village

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five English counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features: golden stone and rolling hills, the […]


A Victorian Orangery

Who can resist the romance of a Victorian Orangery? The white, glazed arches of the Orangery at Thornlee Manor in my Briargreen Village series stretch along the entire southern wall of the red brick manor house. It is a beautiful space and Maggie Thornlee has maintained its original style. She has used plants and furniture […]


Bichon Frise Dogs

We have had two family Bichons. My mother called them Beau and Sasha and they lived up to their reputation as cute, intelligent and cuddly. It’s not surprising they have turned up in my Briargreen Village novels as Toby – it’s impossible to resist that sweet, lively face! They are a small but sturdy breed […]