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I am a journalist and I live in London. When I was a kid I was always writing stories but never finished any of them. I used to buy historical novels from a book stall in the local market and longed to write one of my own. I tried, but I was eleven, and I just didn't know enough about life to do it. Well. I do now! My book, The Sword and the Passion, is set in the dark ages in the north of England, where I was born and brought up. My parents used to take us on holidays to the wild, dramatic Northumbrian coastline which is flanked by ruined castles and is home to the beautiful Holy Island. It fired my imagination, and there was no question that my first historical novel would ever be set anywhere else.