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Bonjour, Barfleur!

During a recent location research visit to Normandy Kathy and I visited the lovely little coastal village of Barfleur in northwestern France. It’s not far from Cherbourg and well worth a side trip! And as well as one thousand years and more of history there are some wonderful eateries featuring its famous mussels, Blonde de […]

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Bonjour, Brittany!

Kathy and I have just returned from a location research trip to France. Whenever possible I like to travel by sea and we sailed from Plymouth to St Malo in the good ship Bretagne, the Brittany Ferries flagship. Sadly, the sea was pretty calm throughout the crossing and I didn’t get a repeat of the […]

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A Jewel of a Museum: Orlogsmuseet

[To leave a comment or reply go to box at the end of the page] On location research for the Kydd series one of the first stops I always make are the local sea connections. And on my latest trip, I was most agreeably taken with the Orlogsmuseet, the Royal Danish Naval Museum in Copenhagen. […]

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Kydd’s Home Town

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing the Kydd series has to be going on location research! (I know how lucky I am to be able to earn my living this way…) […]

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Captivating Cape Town!

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] Thanks to Tom Kydd, Kathy and I have travelled all over the world on location research, reconstructing in our minds the world of the Georgians and the eighteenth and early nineteenth century Royal […]

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Bravo, Brest!

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] A recent visit to Brittany on location research led us to Brest – and its superb harbour. Although much of old Brest was lost during the Second World War, there are many reasons […]

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