Friday 8 April at 4.00pm

St Mary's Church, Huntingfield

A fundraising event, proceeds go to the restoration of the Vanneck window.
£10 ticket includes; a presentation on The Huntingfield Paintress and how Mildred Holland created her marvellous angel ceiling, savoury bites, sandwiches, cake and tea.
To reserve seats contact; Emma Ward 01986 785343 or


Thursday July 7 Talk and presentation for The Suffolk Book League. Book tickets here:

I've got a new book coming out in October!

I'm over the moon that Bloodhound Books will be publishing my third novel this autumn. It's based on the life of Elizabeth Blackwell whose illustrated herbal sold so well in the 1730s that she became rich enough to get her husband out of the notorious Marshalsea debtor's jail.




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'Wry, vivid and deftly plotted, this account of how youthful follies can come back to haunt you in middle age is a real delight.'

John Preston

'This is a book you’re dying to get back to. Holmes creates a quiet air of tension as she deftly describes the carelessness of youth and its consequences in her endearingly flawed characters. I loved it.'

Hilary Boyd

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'The best new novel of 2016 for me, was The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes ….. The story is a true one, but Holmes has written a profound novel about Mildred Holland’s marriage.'

A.N.Wilson, Spectator 2016


‘A slice of Suffolk history brought beautifully to life’

Esther Freud

'An atmospheric and enjoyable story of a singular and free-thinking woman'

Deborah Moggach