After hearing the surprising news that cassette tapes are making a comeback, I thought I’d share my list of 10 ways that life was different in 1990. I compiled it during the research for my novel, Crossing Live, but it might just contain some pointers to the next retro craze.
Crossing Live is set in the world of television news in 1990. This was a time before the internet achieved its dominance in the delivery of news, when most of us didn’t have access to a computer, let alone the internet. And few of us understood what the internet was. So, who better than the Today Show team to ask on our behalf: What is the internet anyway? [Read more…]
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The cities and regions of France have been an inspiration for many writers. I enjoyed researching the French locations for my novel Peloton of Two. Somehow, when I should have been working on the research, I also found myself rereading my favourite novels set in France and discovering new ones.
Below is the second half of my list 20 novels set in France. They represent a range of genres and styles, so there’s something in the list for everyone. The first half of the list is here. [Read more…]