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Mariana won the 1993 Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, sponsored by Transworld publishers. That’s a Very Young me on the right, accepting my £10,000 prize cheque from one of my idols, thriller writer Evelyn Anthony, who helped judge the award competition.


Mariana is available as an audio book from Oakhill Publishing. Click on the image for details.





The book trailer for Mariana features an original theme by composer James Guttridge, who scored the trailer the way he scores a film, matching the music to the moving images. Watch the trailer on YouTube by clicking here.

Side Notes...

The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason.


As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.


Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past...until she realizes Mariana’s life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.

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‘An intense and gripping novel that is almost impossible to put down.  The reader would be well advised to seek out a comfortable chair to experience an exceptional read.’

- The Winnipeg Free Press

See my photos of the actual settings and buildings used in the book.

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