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Diamond Tales

I’m delighted to be part of a line-up of fabulous authors who are normally busy writing books to write a story with a diamond or diamonds taking centre stage. By coincidence I’m in a very pro-active writing group of four women, and we call ourselves ‘The Diamonds’, so it felt natural to write something on this theme.

I’ve always felt there was a lot of truth in Marilyn Monroe’s song: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never letting you down like so many men are apt to do, but unfortunately I’ve never been showered with them – diamonds, that is, not men!  However, there was one exception from an elderly lady who became a close friend for a quarter of a century, and my true ‘diamond’ story, published 7th December, stems from this friendship.

The hashtag on social media is #Diamondtales. Today’s story has an intriguing title: When ex-lovers have their uses  Helen Hollick.  I do hope you enjoy every one of them.

3rd December    Richard Tearle Diamonds
4th December    Helen Hollick  When ex-lovers have their uses
5th December     Antoine Vanner  Britannia’s Diamonds
6th December     Nicky Galliers  Diamond Windows
7th December     Denise Barnes  The Lost Diamond
8th December     Elizabeth Jane Corbett A Soul Above Diamonds
9th December     Lucienne Boyce Murder In Silks
10th December   Julia Brannan The Curious Case of the Disappearing Diamond
11th December    Pauline Barclay Sometimes It Happens
12th December    Annie Whitehead  Hearts, Home and a Precious Stone
13th December    Inge H. Borg  Edward, Con Extraordinaire
14th December   J.G. Harlond The Empress Emerald
15th December    Charlene Newcomb Diamonds in the Desert
16th December    Susan Grossey  A Suitable  Gift
17th December    Alison Morton Three Thousand Years to Saturnalia
18th December    Nancy Jardine   Illicit Familial Diamonds
19th December    Elizabeth St John The Stolen Diamonds
20th December   Barbara Gaskell Denvil Discovering the Diamond
21st December    Anna Belfrage   Diamonds in the Mud
22nd December   Cryssa Bazos    The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas
23rd December    Diamonds … In Sound & Song