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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


When a novel of mine turns up on Amazon, I start to believe it's real. Yes, I know I've written it, and I've signed a contract in blood, and I've done the initial editing, but I still need to see it on Amazon before I believe it's really going to happen.

This novel is the third story in my Dorset trilogy which began with The Silver Locket and continued with The Golden Chain. The original hardback editions were much shorter and I've added a lot of new material to the paperback versions. As the stories mutated and developed, some elements had to be removed. I don't think I ever want to do this again, because by the end of the process I couldn't really remember what I'd added and what I'd taken away.

But I'm very pleased with the outcome, and I hope my readers will be, too. It's not very long until next May!


  1. That's a fantastic cover, Margaret. What a gallery you have now! I love the way they reflect the passing years.

  2. Now you can believe it three times over with your beautiful trilogy. Congratulations!

  3. Margaret, I love that cover, the three covers in the trilogy are beautiful! Looking forward to reading this!

  4. Thank you, Pauline - I love it, too. The girl looks exactly like my heroine!