Of all the things readers ask when they write to me, one of the most common questions is: “I’m coming to London on holiday, what should I see?”
This, as you might imagine, is a big question. London is a huge city with loads on offer. If you like museums, this list might not be for you. But if you like walking, water, music, food, drink and exploring London’s hidden gems, then there might be something here that tickles your fancy.
If I was a tourist in London, here are the top ten things I’d recommend…
Continue reading » “My London Tourist Guide”
Thrilled to let you know that the boxset of the first three London Romance books – London Calling, This London Love & A Girl Called London – is out now! I’ve been wanting to package up the stories of London’s lesbians for a while now, and I’ve finally managed it. Hurrah! So if you haven’t delved in yet, or would just like them all in one place, why not head on over to my new direct shop and grab yourself a copy?
Continue reading » “London Romance Series Boxset, Books 1-3, Out Now!”
Thrilled to announce the first three books of my London Romance series are out in audio! The narrators have done a fab job bringing these lesbian romances to life, and I hope you give them a go because I love audiobooks! So if you want to find out how Jess gets on in London Calling, how Kate & Meg meet in This London Love or how Tanya wins Sophie over in A Girl Called London, give these a whirl now!
If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that my London Romance series has a brand-new set of covers – I hope you love them! I decided to give the series a cohesive look so they’re easily identifiable as being linked (despite being standalone books), and I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out.
The stories inside haven’t changed, with each book focusing on a different couple in this London group of friends. But I thought it was time they got a facelift, and you can expect two more books in this lesbian romance series this year, both with linked covers. So if you haven’t read London Calling, This London Love or A Girl Called London yet, now’s the time to do so before the next books in the series hit the shelves!
Book four, The London Of Us will be out this summer.
With a new year upon us, I like to look back at my goals for 2017 and ask: how did I do? I had a list of lofty ambitions 12 months ago which you can read here, but here’s how life shaped up to my goals… Continue reading » “My 2017 Goals: How Did I Do?”
Thanks so much to The Lesbian Reading Room for giving this terrific review of my lesbian romance A Girl Called London! I loved writing the book, and it’s always an honour to see your work appreciated and enjoyed.
Read the full review here!
A Girl Called London – Clare Lydon
I was thrilled to get this brilliant review in Curve magazine for my latest lesbian romance, A Girl Called London – and not just because the reviewer liked the book. Writing a review is a skill and this review is beautifully crafted, simply a great bit of writing. So thanks to its talented author, Tara Scott.
Here’s an excerpt:
“A Girl Called London is exactly the kind of book we need right now. The news cycle is a constant garbage fire no matter where you live, and it’s not an easy time to be queer and in tune with the world around us (not that it’s ever been). Books like this are a perfect solace, blocking out the world for a few hours and reminding us that happy endings are possible, wonderful and worth celebrating.”
Read the brilliant full review here.
What am I working on? My new novel, Twice In A Lifetime, due later this year. I’ve nearly finished the first edit and I really like it so far. It’s a second-chance romance and it’s set in the USA, in Chicago, the first time I’ve ever set one of my books outside the UK. Doing so was inspired by a trip to Chicago this summer, which I absolutely loved, and now I keep bugging my Chicago friends for details I’ve forgotten. Also, thank goodness for Google maps! I’ve been walking up and down Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, and sailing down the Chicago river.
Continue reading » “Clare Lydon: Weekly Update”
Welcome to episode 32 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing fabulous UK author Andrea Bramhall. Andrea is the author of many books including Clean Slate, Nightingale, Collide-O-Scope and Under Parr. Her books take in romance and crime, and she’s also a Lambda award winner with Clean Slate. Andrea talks about the inspiration for her writing and her characters, how she plans a book, tapping into her darker side and diversity in lesfic. She’s incredibly candid in the interview, talking about darker times in her life that have fed into her fiction.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Lambda Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of my latest lesbian romance novel, A Girl Called London, which is out now – hurrah! You can find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk Plus, I’m in the final stages of my upcoming audiobook of Nothing To Lose, and I should have more to tell next time.
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The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge platform.