Category Archives: New books

An invitation to a special tube station

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

In my book, Billy’s Blitz, I wrote about an incident that happened in Balham tube station during WW2 when a bomb fell on the tube station killing many people who were there sheltering from the Blitz. In the story, Billy … Read More


Writing the next book – Billy’s Blitz

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

When I read an account of a dramatic episode which had happened in 1940 in Balham, near London, it gave me the idea to write book set in World War 2. (I’d already written Run Rabbit Run which was set in that period.) … Read More


Writing for children

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

I have been featured as a guest blogger on a writer’s blog here:  http://bit.ly/10DFZQs My post is about how I wrote A Twist of Fortune – a thrilling adventure set in Victorian England.  I hope you like it!  You can … Read More


Writing ‘A Twist of Fortune’

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

When I first read the words ‘Devil’s Acre’, I wanted to learn why part of London should be given such a terrifying label.  It turned out that Charles Dickens had given it that name, doubtless he visited many times on … Read More