Lucy Cruickshanks

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

Month: January, 2017

Wishful thinking

I’m feeling very jealous of my characters today, who are getting to hang out at Cambodia’s glorious Angkor Temples. It’s bloody cold in the UK and I’m wishing myself back! It can be a challenge, sometimes, taking your mind somewhere far away from where your body can’t be anywhere but rooted in reality, but it’s part of the adventure too. For me, writing is as much about discovering the world as reading is. My favourite author for capturing a magical sense of place and whisking me away is Amitav Ghosh – he’s the master. Who do you read to be transported elsewhere?

The stunning temples of Angkor, Cambodia.


Happy New Year

Well hello there, grindstone. I remember you!

First day back at my desk and I’m on a mission to get this thing done! Very many thanks for your continued support in 2016 and Happy New Year, all. Here’s to hard work, happiness and lots of adventures in 2017.