“SEXY AND SOPHISTICATED,
The Whirling Girl is like a fairtytale for grownups ... But it's the sly, wry heroine -- lovely and messy and flawed and true -- who provides the real enchantment, undermining our expectations and exceeding them at the same time."”Annabel Lyon
, author of The Sweet Girl
and The Golden Mean
."Fast-moving and full of Italian sun..."Katherine Govier,
author of The Ghost Brush“A delicious read! I loved being in Italy for a few weeks with the beautifully flawed Clare and participating in her Etruscan comedy of manners."Caroline Adderson
author of The Sky is Falling
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ON MY "DIGGINGS" PAGE, you will find background information about the Etruscans, the Amazon, and botanical art (all of which play a part in this novel), as well links to other sites that explore these subjects.
AT "DR. JOHNSON'S CORNER", you will come on a page where invited writers are sending in pieces that they have reluctantly edited out of their published work, a sort of self-selected Salon des Refusés.
AND AT "NETTLE SOUP" a maverick character in the novel has begun posting Tuscan recipes and telling a story of her own.