I’m Fran and I’m a Londoner. I was born in North London, close to Ally Pally, as Alexandra Palace is known to the locals. It’s also called the ‘People’s Palace’ because it’s not a palace at all but a leisure centre. It stands on a hill with a great view of London and is home to the studio where the BBC made their very first television broadcast.
Along the way I’ve spent some time living and working in Tokyo and travelling round Japan. Now I’m back in London but I still go to Japan regularly to see my friends, eat wonderful Japanese food, and do research for the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series.
I also have a blog, Sequins and Cherry Blossom, where I write about London living, especially historic houses, art, flowers and Japanese food.