Monday, 1 December 2008

A piece in the Yorkshire Post

Juliet Barker (author of a brilliant history of the Brontes) has just told me about a piece in the Yorkshire Post about my stint as a literary detective whilst researching 'Daphne'. Here's the link, if anyone is interested... It's a nice twist that the story has ended up in the Yorkshire Post, for as readers of 'Daphne' may have noticed, the newspaper itself -- or rather, its former editor, Sir Linton Andrews -- played a pivotal part in my novel...

5 comments:

Only Lonely Ashes said...

Dear Ms. Picardie-
You are a very difficult woman to contact. I have been searching for your email address in vain for twenty minutes and I'm rather stuck- I'm not a stalker, or a truly rabid fan, or anything like that, I promise, I'd just really like to be able to write to you about something, if that's alright!
Thank you, Sarah Polak

Justine Picardie said...

Sarah, what's your email address?

Only Lonely Ashes said...

onlylonelyashes@gmail.com, thanks!

Primrose said...

Loved the article and sent the link to several people I know would be interested.

Jean said...

I bought "Daphne" several weeks ago and started reading it a few days ago and haven't been able to put it down despite it being summer here in Australia and Christmas Day! I've always felt some affinity with both the Brontes and du Maurier, even though I migrated here with my parents a long time ago. I was born and brought up in Huddersfield and had an aunt and uncle who lived in Keighley. A next door neighbour bought me Wuthering Heights when I was about 9 (an only child and an avid reader) and my mother made the connections for me with the West Yorkshire settings and over the years I have been to Howarth three times and have a print of the village on the wall beside me now. Then later when my partner and I started going back to the UK regularly I discovered he had a cousin with whom he had been very close as a child and who lived in Polruan and consequently we have done the ferry trip over to Fowey many times and gazed musingly at the Ferryside house. Your novel is making all this even more fascinating and I am only halfway through it. Thank you for a great read.