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Afternoon at Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire

September 2014

On Wednesday this week I  spent a wonderful afternoon at Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire where I had been asked to talk at a Literary afternoon tea. The tea was delicious, the setting gorgeous, and I gave my talk standing beneath a portrait of the Fifth Marquis of Lansdowne who was also a past Viceroy of India no less! Below is an extract from Jackie Law’s review of the event on her website, NeverImitate, which perfectly encapsulates what my life is like at the moment…

“(Dinah’s) talk offered attendees an insight into her writing process, inspirations and the issues faced by a successful author. The Separation is her debut novel; her second book, The Tea Planter’s Wife, is due to be published in the spring of next year; she is currently writing her third book and is already considering ideas for her fourth. With all of these imaginary worlds and their characters swirling around inside her head she is required to move seamlessly between them: to talk of one, edit another, create a third and develop a fourth. For someone who claims not to have a good memory this must be quite an ask!”

I have to admit it is quite an ask, but I absolutely love it and hope to go on loving it for as long as the ideas keep on flowing.