Really pleased to welcome Memoir and Crime Fiction author L M Krier to a Q&A Afternoon Tea With me.

Tea or coffee?

Tea, please. I’m a bit of a coffee wimp. The decent stuff makes my heart go flippity-flop.

Favourite Brand?

Twinings Russian Lady Grey.


Yes, please, but I have to be boring and ask for gluten free. For genuine reasons. Ground almonds instead of flour for preference.

Gluten free macaroon recipe

One outstanding book from this year?

Gabriel Kron’s Lockridge. Not my usual sort of read at all, but it’s a heck of a story and I found it really gripping.

How large is your TBR pile?

I’m a library user, so I don’t really tend to have one. There are some books on my Kindle I may get round to reading one day, but I tend to borrow, read and return.

What are you reading now and next read?

I read almost exclusively in French now, my second language. I’ve decided to reread as many Agatha Christie’s as my library can find for me. Current one is By the pricking of my thumbs.

When were you happiest?

I’m a surprisingly happy little bunny with simple tastes. I’m usually happiest sleeping in a tent somewhere remote with my dogs. Even in winter. I like to camp for both the summer and winter solstices if I can.

What is your greatest fear?

Letting my readers down by publishing something below par.

Most embarrassing moment?

Sitting on the loo on a Sprinter train when the door somehow flew open to reveal a corridor full of commuters.

Treasured possession?

My SAS knife, a gift from the man I lived with for a time. It always goes on camping trips with me, hence isolated places hold few fears.

What’s the worst job you’ve done?

Chugging, without a doubt. Charity mugging. Standing outside supermarkets and gardens centres in all weathers trying to sign people up to join a charity.

If you go back in time where would you go?

Oh, the Wild West, without any hesitation. The frontier west in about the 1870s. I grew up on a diet of TV westerns and loved them.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Westerns again! Selling a storyline for a TV western to an American company when I was sixteen. I mostly wrote it during lessons at school.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Help people when you can. One day you might need help in your turn. Besides, it’s a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling if you can do something nice for someone.

About The author

My name is Lesley Tither but I write books under different pen-names: travel memoirs as Tottie Limejuice, crime fiction as L M Krier and children’s fiction as L M Kay. I’m a retired journalist/copywriter/copy editor who also worked for the Crown Prosecution Service.

I now live in the Auvergne region of central France and write pretty much full-time. I have two rescued border collies, Fleur and Rosie and with them I enjoy walking and camping. I also like gardening.

My website is currently a bit neglected but is due for a revamp.

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Thanks Lesley for joining me today for Afternoon tea