January 12, 2021


Julia discusses her latest book The Last Garden in England, the pros and cons of choosing a popular topic like gardening to write about, the importance of creating a strong sense of place, recruiting her father to help her research English gardens, writing a story set in three time periods, and much more.

The Last Garden in England can be purchased at Murder by the Book. 

Julia’s 4 recommended reads are:

  1. Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
  2. The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
  3. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  4. The Kew Garden Girls by Posy Lovell


Thanks to Densie Webb for sponsoring this episode. Her novel When Robins Appear can be purchased here.

If you enjoy reading historical fiction and want to listen to more episodes like this one, try Hazel Gaynor, Judithe Little, Susie Orman Schnall, Kristin Harmel, and Sadeqa Johnson.

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