Reading & Writing

Some of the books I’ve been reading this year so far. Quite a mixture. Bernadine Evaristo to inspire me as a writer. Marian Keyes to make me laugh and to show me how to manage a complicated interlinked set of family characters. Matt Haig to offer comfort – it really does work, especially at those … More Reading & Writing

Short story

As an eight year old on holiday in Yorkshire I remember being wrenched from play to go on  trips to York or Fountains Abbey, when all I wanted to do was to stay in that world of ‘let’s pretend’, where everything was open-ended and grew organically until it filled the whole day. Writing a novel is … More Short story