Coming of age in modern Downton Abbey


The full story is available via Amazon, with all the twists, turns, love, mendacity, betrayal and sin and error, every romantic thriller should encompass.
Someone Tell Me What Is Going On – Millie Backhouse shouts as her life descends into confusion.
She sorts it out, of course.

Someone Tell Me! – Day 1


During C-19 lockdown, I decided to post chapters of my 5* novel Someone Tell Me What Is Going On, as a free read. I’ve now re-posted the first 9 chapters so that they are in the correct order. If you are interested in the whole novel, go to Clive La Pensée on Amazon or clickContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Day 1”

Someone Tell me! – Day 2


New to this series? Please check out Day 1 – Vera before continuing. The Rules. Tuesday. It was a beautiful July morning. I took my normal route to the café, alongside a stream full of watercress and tall grasses and late-spring scents. It followed the route of an avenue of fine old sycamores and chestnuts,Continue reading “Someone Tell me! – Day 2”

The Other Half – Days 8 and 9


Here are the next two chapters from my 5* novel, Someone Tell Me What Is Going On. Day 10 is imminent. Can’t wait? Then get the complete novel, free through Kindle Unlimited. Day 8. Interludes for more gossip. Monday. Not even out of bed yet and a text from Vera. I always put my phoneContinue reading “The Other Half – Days 8 and 9”

Berlin Life 2


I walk through the midday Alt-Tempelhof heat and cross the four-lane Tempelhofer Damm to get to the discounter supermarket. I should go to the Turkish grocer on my way, because I know that the discounter will make me buy a sack of onions, most of which I won’t be able to use. I will leaveContinue reading “Berlin Life 2”