Swallows, blue jays and red-cheeked cordon bleus.
And Francis, of course!
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story.
You never quite know where they’ll take you.
Beatrix is named after Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), who was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist. She wrote twenty-three wonderful children’s books featuring animals and illustrated her books with lovely watercolour paintings. She is the inspiration for the watercolours in A Smart Way To Start.