The Twisted Vine, Alex Martin's debut novel, is based on personal experience of picking grapes in the 1980s. Harvesting vines is like harvesting words - hard work but fun.
Alex Martin grew up in Wiltshire and its rich and ancient tapestry informs her next novel, Daffodils, which will be out soon.
She is also a qualified herbalist and aromatherapist (see www.gowerserenity.co.uk) She loves nature so much she relies on it for her health and happiness and dispenses its treasures to others. This does not pay well. Not in financial terms.
She has turned to her keyboard, her first love, for another source of income. She can mostly be found, scribbling or tapping away in her garden shed, indulging that passion, as the wind and rain lash at her little refuge.
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The Twisted Vine
Roxanne uncovers a trail of deceit when she tries to escape her own problems by going grape-picking in rural France. Armand le Clair exploits her vulnerability but underestimates her as a sleuth. Roxanne exposes Armand's crime and finds love, friendship and her courage on her dangerous journey.
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