Cat scan gives book clean bill of health


Sarah, a friend in Bucharest, writes to tell me: “Oscar adores your wonderful book Arabella McIntyre-Brown. He’s been reading it all the afternoon and purring up a storm. He says he particularly loves all the “nature stuff. Especially the birds…”

There’s plenty in the book for cats, dogs, birds, chickens, sheep, horses, cows and moths. Creatures great, small, tame, wild, furred, feathered, scaled and winged all get a look-in.

An excellent present for gardeners, nature-lovers, cat and dog fans, herbalists, chefs and tea-drinkers.

TEDx and Vocea offer evidence

A couple of stories have appeared today, in the TEDx Brasov magazine (which has a link to my TEDx talk in May) and Thanks to Tibi Ruczui, Ioana Niculescu and Miruna Tudor.

This piece follows on from my TEDx talk in May, about creativity, imagination and innovation.  “Imaginaţie, creativitate, inovaţie. Toate reprezintă acelaşi lucru, corect? 
În realitate, de fapt, sunt trei lucruri total diferite.” Astfel şi-a început Arabella, englezoaică de provenienţă, discursul….  Read more 


A piece in today’s, about the launch on Saturday. “Cu o pălărie mare tip joben și o pană prinsă chiar pe mijloc, Arabella McIntyre-Brown atrage imediat privirile publicului care s-a adunat la târgul de carte Gaudeamus ce are loc în acest weekend la Romexpo în București. „Din Liverpool în Carpați”, cartea pe care o lansează astăzi, este despre viața pe care o trăiește într-un sat din inima Transilvaniei, Măgura, despre oamenii de acolo, despre animalele din sat, despre natură și despre liniștea sufletească pe care Arabella a găsit-o aici, în România, unde dorește să rămână….” Read more


Photo: Ioana Niculescu


Welcome to my new book…

… and to my lucky, lucky life in Transylvania. Every day I wonder how I got here, how I have been so fortunate as to live in this little bubble of paradise, 1,000 metres up in the Carpathians – especially after the grief that made it possible. It was only because I lost the long struggle that I won this happy ending.


My happy news is that the book will be launched at the Gaudeamus book fair in Bucharest between 16-20 November.

In this blog I’ll share with you some extracts from each chapter to give you a feel for the book and what you’ll find there, and I’ll post photos so you can see who and what I’m writing about.

Watch out for events in your area – book signings, talks, writing workshops… I’ll be travelling around Romania to spread the word about the book, so if you’d like me to come to your place, let me know. More details in the Events section (available soon).

The book is published by Editura All, in print and as ebook – you’ll soon be able to order online here. If you’d like to order a larger volume of books, look at the paragraph about volume discount. A great Christmas present…