Both Dawlish Warren and Dawlish town are great little seaside spots within a twenty-minute walk of one another. They’re only a short drive from Exeter, so we frequently find ourselves heading in that direction, particularly when the sun’s out.
My publishers sent through the first proofs for the 2nd Dr Ribero front cover this week. There’s something amazing about seeing it for the first time – it makes the book seem more real somehow, and the designer has done an awesome job. Squee!
It’s also lovely to think that the Dr Ribero story will continue. Obviously, when you’re sending your first book off to publishers, you don’t dare to hope that it’ll go any further. So much so, that you might not have planned the next in the series…
Exeter’s a great city. Part of its irresistible allure is in its little pockets of history, dotted in among the busy streets.
Nip down the narrow alleyway on Fore Street and you’ll find St Nicholas’ Priory, an ancient building dating back to the 11th century. There’s a gorgeous old Tudor house nestled behind Renslade House (ironically one of the ugliest 1970s buildings in Exeter). Down on the Quayside, there are countless lovely nuggets of history, not least the Custom House – the oldest surviving building of its kind in the country. Ah… I could go on!
I once nearly fell off a cliff on the way to Tintagel. To be honest, it was a treacherous coastal path back then, and I probably wasn’t looking where I was going. I do have this terrible habit of not looking where my feet are landing!