The Wife's Tale by Christine Wells

I’ve been a bookworm ever since I could read, taking books everywhere with me, reading whenever I could beg, borrow or steal the time. However, reading a novel while walking or doing chores was never an option–at least, not without being a danger to myself and those around me! Until I discovered audio books.

Now, I literally take a book … Read more »

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ChvZBusUgAETMUTI love meeting and chatting with other book lovers. When the opportunity to do a signing event with the wonderful people at Dymocks Brisbane City store came up, I was thrilled.

My job as a lawyer was in the Brisbane CBD and many is the time I would race up from Waterfront Place to Dymocks during my lunch hour to … Read more »

Launch FriendsWell, it’s finally here! THE WIFE’S TALE is in stores now.

We celebrated its launch in fine style at Avid Reader bookstore at West End on Friday night. The space was full to bursting, wine and canapés flowed freely and everyone seemed to have a great time. The night flew past before I knew it but it’s a memory I’ll … Read more »

IMG_0247One of the many fascinating aspects of researching THE WIFE’S TALE was delving into English legal history. Nowhere–except perhaps in the courts themselves–does that history seem more alive than among the Inns of Court.

Technically, the term “Inns of Court” refers to the professional associations of barristers in England and Wales. To practise as a barrister, one must belong to … Read more »

The lovely people at Penguin Australia have donated 10 copies of THE WIFE’S TALE to give away on Goodreads. On this occasion, due to exorbitant postage costs, it will be for Australian readers only. Good luck, everyone!

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ashford_pbI love historical mysteries and dual timeline novels but I have never found it as easy to find them as it might be to locate, say, different kinds of genre fiction. So I thought I’d help others find the books that I love that are like THE WIFE’S TALE.

I’ve made a list of them on Goodreads, so please read … Read more »

images-25This treasure trove requires several visits–several hundred visits, perhaps–to study its immense collection of artefacts.

Sir John Soane was one of the few self-made gentlemen in England during the Georgian and Regency periods. He began as a bricklayer in his father’s business but his talent for architectural drawing caught the eye of someone in the position to foster his career. … Read more »

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IMG_0217I’m sitting in a cafe within walking distance of my house, wrestling with editorial revisions on THE WIFE’S TALE.

It’s a matter of cutting, building, filling, shaping, filing back, and eventually, polishing. Usually, I don’t have to cut much during revisions but this manuscript ran a little wild.

I’m at a coffee shop called Gas Espresso, which is appropriate. As … Read more »