illustration shows Tristan and Isolde – Myth, Magic and Murder 

Tristan and Isolde – Myth, Magic and Murder 

The great love story Tristan and Isolde was written in the 12th century with lashings of love, sex, adultery, magic potions, betrayal and murder. Retold and embellished through the Middle Ages, Tristan and Isolde inspired Shakespeare, the Arthurian legends, Richard Wagner’s opera and every romance writer who ever lived, whether they realise it or not. If […]

Mum and Dad on their wedding day

Love at First Sight

After forging his birth certificate at seventeen, my father joined the Royal Navy and spent six years as a gunner on a battleship. Mates the same age died in his arms. He came out of the war feeling lucky to have survived and determined to have a happy life. My mother at fourteen was evacuated […]