Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Emerald Tablet', and 'The Water Diviner'.

A review that starts like that? Daggers to the heart. Why? Well, imagine you’re a restaurant specializing in satay and a review comes out that starts with the line: “I don’t usually eat peanuts… because I’m likely to go into anaphylactic shock.” Or you’re a producer on Survivor and a critic announces they’ve: “never been …

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Have you ever taken a moment to wonder what you’d tell yourself if you could wind back time a bit? I was lucky enough to have the brilliant Monique Mulligan ask me to do just that – to write a letter to my unpublished self. It was more challenging, and more rewarding, than I thought …

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This little gem could have been written yesterday, right? Nah. Try a thousand years ago. If more of us listened to the lessons history has to teach us, the world would be a far better place than it is today. Witness for the prosecution – a fine embodiment right here of why I love my …

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Why celebrate? Well, yesterday was the anniversary of that magnificent day in July when I was fortunate enough to land this spectacular human being. We were married in a turret of a Crusader castle overlooking the Aegean in the Turkish town of Bodrum… for the history buffs amongst you, Bodrum was the ancient city of …

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First, a disclaimer. I’m an avowed pacifist. But I’m also not one to say ‘no thanks, I’d rather just stay here drinking fine wine and reading by the fire’ when a new experience is on offer. So it was that I found myself on a hillside in New Zealand shooting at what the experts assured …

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The anxiety runs thick in the veins when the reviews start rolling in. So when a corker or two arrives, it’s an overwhelming relief. Yesterday, I had Brooklyn the Bookworm. Today, it’s the Unseen Library. As an author, to know that someone who reads a lot and really knows what they’re talking about has enjoyed …

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To those of you who have been, or are, enjoying a weekend break from the social medias, I’d hate you to miss out. Because… free stuff! And a chance to get your mitts on a copy of The Emerald Tablet plus some other Turkish-themed goodies. Head to yesterday’s post for all the details. It’s prompted …

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The Suez Canal,1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, and the Middle East is a tinderbox. And archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is back. His natural inclination towards self-sabotage leads him on a high-stakes chase across the Middle East, from Istanbul to Cairo, to the ancient city of Jerusalem, and into the sands of …

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