Hester Browne

Hester Browne

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I write books. I also spend too much time on the internet looking for cake recipes, Basset hound rescues, gossip and cocktail bar recommendations when I SHOULD
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This is what I look like in my head while I'm reeling.

This is what I look like in my head while I'm reeling.

The Dashing White Sergeant starts off the evening's dancecard, as trios of reelers dance in a big interlocking circle, moving round the room, setting, turning, and then passing under the raised arms of the trio in front. Or, to put it another way, it's a convenient way to see who has arrived, and, more importantly, to check if anyone is wearing the same dress as you.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wearing the Stuart Tartan dancing the Dashing White Sergeant

This, sadly, was not to announce that the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh had arrived, or indeed, that this charming young lady *was* them, but that the Reel of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh was the next one up. This is helpful at 2am, when you've been in the bar for a while and can't find your dance card.

This, sadly, was not to announce that the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh had arrived, or indeed, that this charming young lady *was* them, but that the Reel of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh was the next one up. This is helpful at 2am, when you've been in the bar for a while and can't find your dance card.

The Swinging Sporran tells you everything you need to know about reeling, including what to wear, what social faux pas not to make, and when to sit down quietly and let the pros get on with it...

The Swinging Sporran tells you everything you need to know about reeling, including what to wear, what social faux pas not to make, and when to sit down quietly and let the pros get on with it.

This is very much the sort of lovely secluded private garden that I imagined Amy designing for Leo - the annual Open Garden Squares day in London is a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of elegant squares...

This is very much the sort of lovely secluded private garden that I imagined Amy designing for Leo - the annual Open Garden Squares day in London is a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of elegant squares.

The Runaway Princess's beautiful UK  jacket - out in ebook on Dec 13th, just in time for Christmas!

The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne. Amy Wilde is tired of the idiots her glamorous flatmate Jo keeps foisting upon her – she’d much rather be digging in the garden with her dog.

Swept Off Her Feet

Swept Off Her Feet love it--so cute!

English, French, Italian, a little bit Dane, but 100% party animal.

horrible histories - King Charles II I love this soooooo much - if you don't know the series please try and catch it !