Vanessa Couchman lives in southwest France and is a novelist and freelance writer. She has an MA in History from Oxford University.
Her first novel, The House at Zaronza, set in early 20th-century Corsica and during World War I, was published by Crooked Cat Publishing in 2014. It was judged in the top four of the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013.
Her latest WiP is set in 18th-century Corsica and Marseille. In addition, she plans a novella set in Corsica on the theme of vendetta, and a Corsican WWII novel.
Vanessa also writes short stories with an historical flavour. She has been published in anthologies and placed in creative writing competitions.
Her historical interests are wide-ranging, centring on France and Corsica. Her life in France blog often includes posts about French local and national history.
She is an avid reader of historical fiction.
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Historical fiction author Kate Braithwaite kindly invited me to an interview on her blog. I talk about the inspiration behind my latest novel, The Corsican Widow, recommend some books and a favourite movie and give a few snippets of writing advice. Kate Braithwaite Last week Vanessa Couchman’s latest novel The…
The Paoline Tower in Nonza, Corsica, built in the 18th century. It features in The Corsican Widow. With less than two weeks to go before the publication of the second novel in my Tales of Corsica series, here’s an excerpt from the beginning of The Corsican Widow. Set in mid/late…
Inspiring landscape Corsica, that captivating, mountainous island in the Mediterranean, conceals many mysteries. It has a fascinating culture and a turbulent history. Here are some facts about the island that you might not know. Corsica has not always been French Many people think Corsica is part of Italy. This…