I've been woefully neglecting this blog, but there were extenuating circumstances, honestly. I haven't been idle, though. I've got a novel which has been going through various rewrites and every time becomes a little less sunny and a little more sinister. This is interesting for me, because I prefer reading darker, more dramatic stuff (I'm currently …
What can you do when you fancy a bit of Hardy at 7.30am on a Sunday?
Unpacking a box of books is unpacking memories.
My top seven personal niggles as a reader - while being fully aware that I have committed some of these crimes as a writer. But not 3, 5, 6 or 7.
A new play is opening in London soon, about the life of the Pre-Raphaelite artist and muse Lizzie Siddall.
When falling in love with your book's hero can be a mistake.
I'm going to officially class myself as notorious now, as my books have been pulled from (some of) the (virtual) shelves.
I just fell in love with the cover of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales.