Jane Rusbridge Author of The Devils Music and Rook

Crete: A Retreat You Can’t Beat

Exhausted?  Well there’s this place I know, one which might help… Read more »

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PIECE on PLACE: Big Secrets in Small Places by Isabel Ashdown

July’s Piece on Place comes from Isabel Ashdown, Read more »


PIECE on PLACE: ‘You Can Go Home Again’ by Anne Zouroudi

I’ve been very excited about today’s Piece on Place from fellow Bloomsbury author Anne Zouroudi, because I knew she was going to write about a place very close to my own heart: Crete. Read more »

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PIECE on PLACE with Liz Fenwick: ‘My heart is forever in Cornwall, creating stories’

Liz Fenwick is a writer whose name I strongly associate with place, and one place in particular Read more »

Jane Rusbridge at the East Preston Festival 2014



I’ll be appearing at the East Preston festival  with historical fiction writer Gabrielle Kimm. Read more »

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PIECE on PLACE: ‘Place and the Elusive Sense of Belonging’ by Karen Stevens

Here to share a particularly evocative PIECE on PLACE  is guest writer Karen Stevens, Senior Lecturer Read more »

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Jane Rusbridge at the Festival of Chichester: the launch of ‘Writing a First Novel’

Join Karen Stevens for the Waterstone’s launch of her inspiring book, Writing a First Novel – Reflections on the Journey  (Palgrave, 2013), a collection of essays offering unique insight into the experience of writing and publishing a first novel. Some of the contributing authors, including Alison MacLeod, Jane Rusbridge, Read more »

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PIECE on PLACE: ‘Landscape Biography’ by Melissa Harrison

This month’s guest writer is fellow Bloomsbury author, Melissa Harrison. In 2010, Melissa won the John Muir Trust’s ‘Wild Writing’ award and I’m thrilled that she has agreed to contribute a PIECE on PLACE. I highly recommend a regular visit to  her Tales of the City  blog


Melissa’s debut novel Clay Read more »


PIECE on PLACE: A City Through Different Eyes, with Isabel Costello

This month I’m delighted to welcome Isabel Costello as my third guest writer to share a PIECE on PLACE.  Read more »