Caroline Longstaffe

About the Author Caroline Longstaffe


The Rear & Terrace at Harewood House, Yorkshire, England
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Harewood House, the setting for ‘VICTORIA’

If, like me, you enjoy becoming immersed in classic period dramas such as ‘The Crown’, ‘Downtown Abbey’ or ‘Poldark’, which, biased as I am, the Brits excel in producing, have you ever wondered where they are filmed? It is rarely …

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Tablecloth from St Frank, San Francisco
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Beautiful Finds in San Francisco & Los Angeles!

One of the delightful benefits of writing a blog is that I have got to know some interesting people from all round the world like Zennat Arsiwalla. Zeenat is a design professional who writes about design & style for the home. …

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Tour de France 2017 entering Lourmrarin
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Tour de France 2017 in Lourmarin!

On July 21st, the Tour de France 2017 wound its way between the rocky escarpment of the Combe de Lourmarin descending into Lourmarin to a thunderous applause, no-one more enthusiastically cheering for our fellow Brit, Chris Froome, than us! The …

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The Sunflower Field World War II Novel set in Provence
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Perfectly Provence features ‘The Sunflower Field’, my World War II novel set in France

I am delighted to share my recent interview with Carolyne at Perfectly Provence about my World War II novel, The Sunflower Field: The Sunflower Field, a World War II Novel set in Provence ~ by Perfectly Provence Inspired by her …

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The Sunflower Field, a World War II novel about the Polish code breakers who first broke the Enigma code
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The Sunflower Field ~ the story of who first cracked the Enigma Code

‘The Sunflower Field,’ my debut novel, is written to honor the ‘few’, of which there were thousands, who during World War II, in words inspired by Winston Churchill, “gave so much, for so many.” In particular for three of those ‘few’, the …

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San Francisco's Legion of Honor, California, USA
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Urs Fischer at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s beautiful Fine Arts Museum, is a stunning French, neoclassical building perched above the Golden Gate, in Lincoln Field. It boasts an incredible collection of European paintings decorative arts and sculptures with fabulous ever changing …

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Serendipity in a connected world
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Serendipity ~ Michigan to New York to Uzes to San Francisco

My life, as an English girl living in California in love with Provence, spending time in these three special places is made easier by just how interconnected our world has become. Sometimes I feel it’s as if we live in a iridescent spiders web of …

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Springtime in England, a village house in Turville
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Springtime in England

“Oh, to be in England now that April’s there,” Robert Browning’s words could not have rung more true for me this springtime in England. Simply put it’s pretty, breathtakingly pretty, especially in the spring. Springtime in England ~ rolling fields dotted with …

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Plan a stay in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence
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Plan a stay in Lourmarin the Luberon, Provence

I am often asked if I could help to plan a stay in Lourmarin, so voilà! This itinerary would work from any of the nearby Luberon villages, I’ve planned it round my favourite market days, listed below. But don’t rush around too …

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Gardens of England at Blenheim
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Grand homes and stunning gardens of England

England is famous for its palaces, castles and grand stately homes. Most sit surrounded by beautifully designed grounds and extensive gardens, commissioned by their dedicated owners centuries earlier. Steeped in a rich history, years of secrets are buried along their …

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