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Breaking news: my fourth novel!

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Dearest Readers, Blimey. What a summer! I have been working like an absolute mad one, which is why you’ve not heard so much from me on the blog and interweb. But the end result is my new novel, about which I am incredibly excited to be – finally – sharing details. It’s my most ambitious yet and at times drove me mad. But I’m very happy I ploughed on because the result is, hopefully, a big, brave, dark, funny and uplifting story. That was the plan, anyway. It’s definitely a step forward for Lucy Robinson. You can expect the usual … Continue reading

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Facing my fears

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Firstly: Welcome to the final blog post of my little tour for The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. It’s been a WEEK! Thanks to Victoria, Laura, Eve, Kirsty, Chloe and Kevin  for having me. So. My final post. I wrote it last Friday so it’d be all ready for posting today. I thought I’d nailed it. Only I hadn’t. The post was meant to act as a finale to my blog tour, in which me and my book characters talked about things they were afraid of. Today there was going to be a video of me facing a fear … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW of The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me!

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HI GANG! So, with exactly one month to go until publication, I’m absolutely thrilled to be revealing the first chapter of The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me, my latest novel. Out June 19th in all the usual places, as a paperback and ebook, it’s been getting absolutely amazing early reviews. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! This book is my baby – my favourite of all Lucy Robinson books so far – and, obviously, I would rather like you all to enjoy it too. As many of you know I had a fairly bad time during … Continue reading

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Loving New York Day 11: Lindsey Kelk

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Yesterday I moved back in with Marge, who’d kicked me out for a few days. This is because she is a BIG HO. (I think this is how Americans write ‘hoe.’ It makes me laugh a lot more without the E. Do you feel the same?) Marge isn’t really a BIG HO. She just had another visitor. I mean, she invited me to come over for a week and I decided to come for three, so it’s fair enough. Anyway, during those BIG HO days, I went and stayed with my chum Lindsey Kelk. She’s a Times top ten bestselling … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: Writing river

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It doesn’t happen often to me, but at the moment it is: my fourth novel is flowing like a great big river. Not one of those crappy rivers that moves fast but is full of shopping trolleys and dead Alsatians but a big clean river, straight from a nice-looking mountain where no animals stop for a poo. I am writing a good three thousand words per day which is quite a lot, given that my absolute limit for writing is three hours per day. And when I review the words, they’re GOOD. As usual the early stage – up to … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: my agent

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Every writer loses their nerve when they’re in the early stages of a new book. It happens at about 20,000-25,000 words for me. My characters aren’t yet in my bloodstream, the plot’s still pretty ropey and I can’t help but compare it to my last book, which is the best it will ever be because I’ve been working on it for a year and it has undergone weeks of edits. This one is TOTALLY SHIT compared to the last one, I mutter to myself, looking feverish and mental. It is not working. I’VE LOST IT. I’m so much better at … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: Plain English

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I was working at the co-op earlier. I write there a couple of days a week so I don’t go mad and feral working on my own. This co-op is also the place I recently did a Spanish cookery course; some of you will have seen my surprisingly impressive creations on my FB page. However, while I was pretty bueno in the cooking department, I was unforgivably shite at speaking Spanish. Which is embarrassing, because I lived and travelled in South America for a VERY long time. At the end of the final class, I said to Eli, our teacher, … Continue reading

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Wot I Loved Today: Rowan Coleman’s The Memory Book

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It’s very rare that a book makes it into my blog, because books bring me joy every day and it’s hard to single them out. Plus, as time has passed, I’ve made more and more writer friends and I don’t want them to think I’m being favouritist, like. But then again it’s very rare that I read a book that simultaneously enthrals me, devastates me and somehow lifts me up beyond my quotidian existence quite like Rowan Coleman’s beautiful novel The Memory Book. Spoilers aren’t an issue here, because it’s clear from the outset that the heroine is on a … Continue reading

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NEWS: new date for my book launch !

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Here’s a piece of breaking news. My next novel, The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me – which I love MADLY and of which I am truly proud – is out sooner than we were all expecting. Reach for your diaries right now: IT WILL BE PUBLISHED ON JUNE 19TH. DID YOU GET THAT? JUNE 19TH! This is three months and two days away, as opposed to four months and two weeks away which is what we were initially expecting. As I wrote recently, I have not yet had the experience of feeling desperately proud of a book. Not that … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: ALL THE THINGS.

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It’s been three days since I dropped a Wot I Love blog. This isn’t because I’ve stopped loving things, it is because the data allowance on my phone has run out for this month and I won’t pay for any more. I AM A PIKEY OF ASTONISHING PROPORTIONS! Additionally, I am away from home and whenever I’m somewhere with wifi I’m generally talking to people. But I’m here now on a sofa with wifi and nobody to talk to so I’m going to tell you about the things I’ve loved since Monday. So: On TuesdayI loved having a literary inspiration … Continue reading

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