Welcome

Hi, and thank you for stopping by. You’ll find lots of information about how and why I wrote my First World War debut novel, The Goose Road, as well as writing advice and stuff about life as an author via the “Practical Writing Tips” dropdown menu. It’s to the right on bigger screens & underneath this welcome page on phones. Under  “Resurrecting the Past” you’ll find articles about WW1, for example, and my personal research journey. The first chapter of my book is pinned to the top of the section headed The Goose Road. Do have a look at the photo galleries, too, including one dedicated to my darling dog! New for 2019: I’m now part of the Authors Abroad stable of writers offering school visits. Details under Schools & College in the main menu. Have a great day!

THE GOOSE ROAD: an Amazon No1 Bestseller, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019, long-listed for the Branford Boase debut novel award & a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year.

“A gem … House is a wonderful storyteller.” The Daily Telegraph

“A beautiful historical quest bursting with resilience & hope.” South Wales Evening Post

“Gorgeous historical novel … with a tenacious heroine.” The Bookseller

Published by Walker Books (2018).