Grace Wynne-Jones Blog

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NEW COVERS!

Only saw these new covers today when I checked my emails, what a FAB surprise! Hadn’t even known they were in the offing. Thank you Accent Press! They were particularly welcome this morning because...

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Morning Room Memories

Back in the sixties and in the depths of County Limerick we just had one TV Channel – and boy was it exciting! The Virginian galloped towards our sofa and on The Late Late...

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Technical bafflement and a Podcast

So very grateful to the kind reviewers of my books, thank you! There is sometimes a bit of a nip in the air these days, but it is sunny out at the moment. Have...

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Bats, Boomerangs, and Badedas

At one point during my childhood my father wanted to popularize the boomerang. We were living in a rectory in the depths of rural Ireland, so I was somewhat surprised at this new project. He...

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Summer bees and lemon cake

How I love the hum of bumble bees in my wee garden, a glorious sound evoking summers past. I have a large honeysuckle bush which is currently festooned with flowers, and is providing an...

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A Rectory Menagerie

My childhood home, a rambling rectory, not only housed my family but a marvellous menagerie of creatures. Among our more exotic pets were a pair of chameleons and some tree frogs. The chameleons darted...

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The Writing Process…some tips

Here is a bit of light reading about writing. The ‘tips’ could be longer and there could be more of them…but it isn’t that kind of blog. The tips are more like little nudges;...

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With Love and Light

‘Have yourselves a merry little Christmas’! With sparkles and warm wishes, Grace x

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Rosie, the Adorable (and Wise) Pet Pig

So thrilled that my German publishers, Fischer, have come up with such a fabulous new cover for the German edition of ‘Ordinary Miracles’ (‘Rosie oder Die Angst vor der Liebe’). Book details here at...

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Characters

When I first met Ava Lavelle I didn’t like her. I thought she was a bossy, highly opinionated woman in her seventies and that her awfulness would be entertaining….she was, after all, a fictional...

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Old Songs and Jet Planes

One of my favourite songs as a teenager was ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’ by Peter Paul and Mary. When I danced to it at school hops it lent a magnificent poignancy to the...

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Dahlias, cakes and stars…

Have repotted some Dahlia bulbs…they were basking outside in sunshine some minutes ago but it’s got cloudy. Need to bring them in tonight. Planted some Sweet Pea seeds too, found them in a leftover...

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Big Fan of Libraries and Alan Bennett

Borrowed Alan Bennett’s most recent book from the library…a treat as quite a fan of his. Love the varied tone and honesty of his diaries. Relish his appreciation of simple pleasures, such as ‘blackberrying’,...

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Perky Pig and Cute Teddy

A friend took this picture of some toys for me…cute teddy and a perky pig! It was taken in a local and very comfy bar…had a lovely cappuccino by a cosy fire! Have yourselves...