Jane Rusbridge Author of The Devils Music and Rook

Karen Stevens Author Photo by Natalie Miller

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 »

Melissa Harrison

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 »

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Jane Rusbridge: ‘Voice’ and The Devil’s Music

Jane’s essay on voice is published by Palgrave in Read more »


PIECE ON PLACE: Gabrielle Kimm & The Castello Estense – a Character with no Dialogue

The second writer to give us their PIECE ON PLACE is historical fiction writer Gabrielle Kimm, who’ll tell us about her trip to Italy Read more »

VG as a child, with her mother and sisters outside the house

PIECE on PLACE: An interview with Voula Grand about the ‘Fairy Dust of Fiction’

‘To know who you are, you have to have a place to come from’ Carson McCullers Read more »

Wittering beach: inspiration for The Devil's Music by Jane Rusbridge

Invitation to a Railway Carriage House Writing Retreat – on the beach

Join me at two locations in West Sussex which have inspired my writing.  Read more »