April’s Are You Sitting Comfortably with The Basket Company

The Potting Shed Murder

The Basket Company’s mouth wateringly beautiful garden trug and willow planter

The Basket Company is just the absolute perfect sponsor for this brilliant cosy crime novel “The Potting Shed Murder”. Yes. I am very, very excited. Paula Sutton – THE Hillhouse Vintage will be chatting all things murderous, Nofolkian and garden basketian (it’s an eclectic but winning mix) and we get to waft springily with beautifully crafted garden trugs whilst filling willow planters with the promise of warm heady summers evenings.

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors. They are such a gorgeous company filled with really kind, lovely people and the most stunning baskets of heart joy. Sturdy, beautifully made and heart stoppingly happy to gaze upon. They have revitalised the front of our cottage and although most delivery drivers run for their lives when the fearsome Dottie starts barking, I will be expecting a lot of compliments!!

The beautifully elegant Grey And Buff Round Wicker Rattan Planter

A little note from the beautiful The Basket Company:

We are thrilled to be the sponsor of April’s “Are You Sitting Comfortably” featuring Paula Sutton’s wonderful new book The Potting Shed Murder. We’re so excited to offer @myenglishcountrycottage,
@margotgoodlife and @hillhousevintage followers an exciting discount
of 20% off everything at The Basket Company using code POTTINGSHED20,
which can be used across our wide range of beautiful wicker baskets for the home and garden.

Tiny cutest round planter of joy and the prettiest Antique Wash Lined Wicker Trug


The Potting Shed Murder


Many of you will know the author Paula Sutton as the beauty and brains behind the hugely popular Instagram account (and blog), Hill House Vintage, @hillhousevintage.  With over half-a-million Instagram followers, Paula was named by Vogue as the ‘happiest influencer on Instagram’.  Having left a glamourous London life behind for rural living in Norfolk, vintage-hunting interiors stylist, columnist and television personality Paula, has shared her beautifully curated country home with us all for over ten years, showcasing her perfect aesthetic.


So, it seems supremely fitting that she has turned her hand to a little vintage bookish drama of her own.  What better than a murder mystery set in a sleepy village?


The Potting Shed Murder welcomes readers to Pudding Corner, a quintessentially English haven of golden cornfields, winding cobbled lanes … and murder.


Leaving London behind for a new life with her family in rural Norfolk, Daphne Brewster has a life of planting broad beans in raised beds and vintage hunting for their farmhouse in mind.


However, when the local headmaster Charles Papplewick is found dead in the potting shed at his allotment, the village is ablaze with gossip and secrets begin to spill out from behind closed doors.  Daphne soon comes to realise that perhaps the countryside isn’t so idyllic after all.  Who could be the killer though?  Augusta, his wife?  She’s busy pointing the finger at Daphne’s new friend, Minerva.  And what about the Warburton sisters of the Pepperbridge Convenience Store – what are they hiding? 

The Potting Shed Murder


With a cast of village characters who’d fit perfectly into a Miss Marple or an episode of Midsomer Murders, The Potting Shed Murder sees vintage treasure hunter Daphne turn sleuth as accusations fly and there’s more than just a few poisoned lines penned to the Village Pump newsletter to contend with.  They say nothing bad ever happens in close-knit Pudding Corner, but Daphne is close to the truth – dangerously close…  


Rebecca and I will be chatting to the lovely Paula about The Potting Shed Murder on 24th April live on Instagram.  Do join us as we delve into how Paula’s Hill House Vintage Murder series came about, what village life is really like fo her and if she’s ever been tempted to turn sleuth herself.

Click here to order your copy of The Potting Shed Murder

Rebecca Fletcher can be found on Instagram as @margotgoodlife

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