To celebrate publication of A Memory of Violets, my publishers are running a competition to win a copy of the book and a beautiful traditional flower press.
When I was a little girl, I used to collect flowers and leaves and press them in a press just like this – and just as my character, Tilly, does in the novel.
“She thought of her flower press at home, of all the beautiful wildflowers she had carefully placed between the layers of blotting paper: buttercups, harebells, bell heather, wild daffodils, summer snowflakes, bluebells, foxgloves and marsh orchids. She remembered collecting them, each and every one.”
To enter the competition, visit this link on my Facebook page – and good luck!
You can also listen to me talking about the novel in a podcast which I recorded for From the Bookshelf, with Gary Shapiro. From the Bookshelf Podcast