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I, too, love Christina's Whispers of the Runes. It carried me away but, at the same time, I found York, which I know a little, so recognisable.
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Aw, thank you, Christina! xx
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Thank you so much, Mary Jane! I'm thrilled to bits that you enjoyed 'Under the Italian Sun'. It's so nice of you to say so. :-) Sadly, I won't make Italy this year but I'm left with many happy memories. Like you, I love mixing with people of different cultures. Happy reading!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2021 on What We're Reading--June 2021 at Word Wenches
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And thank you for joining the blog tour and being so positive about Under the Italian Sun! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it, especially if you hadn't read my books before. Italy is a lovely country. I'm glad you liked my recreation of Umbria and only wish we could be on that terrace (with a glass of Orvieto Classico).
Toggle Commented May 11, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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I always wanted to go to Capri. When I did, I felt horribly seasick and that spoiled it a bit. :-) I'd love to see Venice, though.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Sue! (There are a lot of us around, aren't there? :-) ) I think the way I write and research changes from book to book. I just go with what my instincts say. If those instincts say, 'You should got to Italy and write on a terrace looking at mountains,' then I definitely listen.
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That's so kind of you, Jane! I hope you enjoy Zia setting out to discover her father ... and realising she doesn't know the identity of her mother, either. The results are definitely not all bad for her, especially getting to spend a summer in Italy and meet Piero.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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Ah, Malta ... Home of my heart. But Italy is fantastic too and I've been very lucky to visit as often as I have. I hope you get there one day, Pat.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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I'm so sorry that your history is such a mystery to you, Mary Jane. You have something in common with the heroine of 'Under the Italian Sun' but I wish it was something a little happier. Thanks so much for sharing your story with me.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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Thank you for your comment, Constance (my late mother's name, by the way). Thanks so much for reading my books. I'm glad you made an exception to your usual reading diet for my contemporaries. I must go to Venice. Everybody says how beautiful it is, but your trip to Pordenone sounds fantastic. I wish my husband knew someone to invite us ...
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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Hello Kareni, and thank you. I don't envy you the catacombs as I'm not keen on enclosed spaces but the gelato - yes!! I am a devote of chocolate ice cream in just about any country.
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Thank you, Annette. I'm so delighted you're already a reader. Italy is a lovely country, in my experience. I completely agree, though, that as long as we have books we can travel in our imaginations. Writing this book got me away from the pandemic every day. I hope you're happy and safe also.
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Thank you, Mary. I'd love a few days in Venice on my own. I'm a bit weird like that ... Which part of Germany were you posted to? I was born near Mönchengladbach as my parents were in the army and, later, my brother lived in Munich.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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I can recommend Umbria. The flat parts are full of sunflower fields and the mountainous parts full of vineyards and olive groves. I've been to Naples and Pompeii, too. I don't think I saw Naples at its best as it rained all day.:-)
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That sounds lovely, Cathy. Living in Italy sounds gorgeous. Where I used to stay in Italy was only 7 miles from the Tuscan border. Beautiful part of the world.
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Thanks so much, Elaine. It's lovely to see you here. :-) Glad you enjoyed the interview. Christina asked some interesting questions.
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That dinner does sound delicious! It's amazing how often an unassuming restaurant can provide an evening to remember. Nice to know that you're seeing recommendations of the audiobook of 'Under the Italian Sun'. Thank you for mentioning it. You'll definitely get scenery from the book - I have a weakness for Umbrian sunsets - and maybe learn a little about wine and food, and also about a working monastery and ceramics. I hope you enjoy it!
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Thank you very much, Anne. I really loved Sweden and Christina made the entire trip a joy. I'd hoped to get back there but travel restrictions intervened. I haven't entirely given up on the idea yet ...
Toggle Commented May 10, 2021 on Meet Sue Moorcroft at Word Wenches
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How lovely for my forthcoming release to be highlighted on the Word Wenches blog! Thanks so much, Christina. Top of my list of April reads was Christina's own 'Whispers of the Runes', of which I was lucky enough to receive an ARC. I've loved her books since the beginning and think that 'Whispers' is her best yet. Readers should definitely preorder! Another ARC I received and enjoyed was Helen J Rolfe's 'Summer Serendipity at the Twist and Turn Bakery'. One book that sticks out as a favourite in April was 'Midnight Kiss' by Lisa Marie Rice. I also listened to 'The Bookstore on the Beach' by Brenda Novak and I'm still listening to 'Hungry as the Sea' by Wilbur Smith.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2021 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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Thank you so much, P J. I'm really delighted you enjoyed 'Under the Italian Sun' so much. It's set in a part of Italy that's close to my heart and I really felt jealous of Zia living in that little apartment watched the sunsets over the vineyards. If you do read more of my books, I hope you enjoy them too. There's more info at suemoorcroft.com>Writing>Books.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2021 on What We Are Reading at Word Wenches
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