Venice Simplon Orient Express Author in Residence

 Writer in Residence – Web content stolen from veronicahenry.co.uk

While I was writing this novel I was lucky enough to be made Writer in Residence for the Venice Simplon Orient Express, travelling in splendour from Victoria to Venice, then staying at the Hotel Cipriani on the island of Giudecca. How could I fail to be inspired? My characters came to life en route, and the story unfolded.

A few dates in Veronica Henry’s diary for  Summer 2013

Monday 20 May 2013 1100 – 1300  The Sally Naden Show BBC Radio Lancashire to discuss the Quick Reads Literacy Scheme

Thursday 13 June 2013 1000 – 1600 Edinburgh Central Library to discuss my Quick Read A Sea Change

Wednesday 3 July 2013 1000 The Bookshelf at Trematon Hall, Cornwall – to talk about being writer in residence on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance

For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a generation…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

Arriving from Orion Books on 4th July 2013


View from the window – Cipriani Hotel Venice The image below are taken from a bedroom window of Palazzo Vendramin Palazzo Vendramin is a 15th-century residence linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and a passageway lined with flowers. It houses 16 suites and rooms with sweeping vistas over the gardens and across to St Mark’s Square. These views have been [more]

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Death by Sushi' Fish can kill me. When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1, wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish. I think I am an artist (?)

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