Lucy Cruickshanks

Author of THE TRADER OF SAIGON (2013) and THE ROAD TO RANGOON (September 2015). Published by Quercus.

Month: October, 2015

Creating a memorable sense of place: Article for ‘Writers and Artists’

It was great to be asked to write a little something for the ‘Writers and Artists‘ group recently. They’re a wonderful resource for both aspiring and established authors, and I’ve often turned to them over the years. Here I am, talking about the importance of setting in novels, and what it can tell readers about your characters too.

Happy Monday, everyone. Wishing you all a belter of a week.



Lucy Cruickshanks on That’s Solent TV

We had a fun Tuesday in our house last week, with visitors from the local TV station. I got to chat about lots of interesting bookish things, the baby saved his meltdown for after the interview had finished, and the camerawoman didn’t notice the massive pile of washing up I’d hidden outside the back door in a last-minute dash. So all in all, I’m calling it a win! The footage is now available to view online. Follow this link to have a peek!

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“Exotic, dangerous, slippery, enjoyable, well-written…”

Praise for THE ROAD TO RANGOON from the South China Morning Post last week. Thank you!