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Christmas Letter

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

Dear Friends,

I adore this time of year, with the lights, the decorations, and the heartwarming Christmas cheer. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a big fan of Christmas carols. I have been lucky enough to join a local choir, and this year we are putting on a wonderful “Come and Sing Evening!” We’re a little amateurish, but I’m sure that won’t spoil the fun.

This Christmas, I am thinking a lot about gratitude, and I would like to say a very big Thank You to all my readers, family, and friends for your support and enthusiasm. This has been an incredible year, with The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir becoming one of the top Book Club picks, and my second novel, The Spies of Shilling Lane, coming out in hardback in June. A warm and hearty Thank You to one and all.

Finally, I would like to remember all of those who are not doing so well this Christmas. It can be a difficult time of year for those on their own, especially if they are missing a loved one. If you’re on your own, please reach out for company, and if you know someone who is alone, why not see if they need some companionship. Sometimes it’s easier to make new friends than you think, and Christmas merriment often makes that easier.

Until 2020, have a wonderful holiday season, and all the very best for the New Year.

Warmest wishes,


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