They say it’s who you know that counts. Well, having written for Buckinghamshire Life for a few years I am delighted to report that the Editor has not only agreed to sponsor this year’s BeaconLit Festival but also to appear as one of our keynote speakers. I’ll be interviewing Janice Raycroft about her work and journalist career. If you haven’t already booked your ticket, log onto www.beaconlit.co.uk before the end of May for a great deal.
Following a recent Press Day at Waddesdon Manor, my review of A Closer Look: Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener has been published in The Lady. Also on the arts front, my latest Vale Life subject is the fabulously talented textile artist Barbara Shaw and for Hampshire Life Katie Gibbs’ artist profile appears in the June edition. Buckinghamshire Life includes my Bucks Open Studios feature and an interview with Lynne Hamilton of Hamiltons Canine Hydrotherapy.
I’m off to Stowe Landscape Gardens later to do some Capability Brown research and looking forward to a bumper crop of Press Days during June. And did you know about my Opinions and Pearls blog? The forbidding Lady Margaret Gosworthy-Pringle is somewhat forthright in her old school views and is currently sharing her thoughts about subservience. Or lack of. Ooh, what freedom writers gain via a pseudonym!