Finishing the Hat is the first part of a review of his work by the genius composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last November aged 91. There is so much I wanted to discuss about it! I toyed with the idea
Stephen Hawking was a phenomenon. A Brief History of Time sold 10 million copies worldwide. The author said yes, but hardly anyone read it. It took me thirty years to read my copy, so he may well be right! Leonard
August has been an odd month over here. July thunderstorms continued through August with rain in the west and dry in the east – until last week, when it hit the east as well. We’re talking UK weather, of course.
Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer. The surname rang a bell, so I requested the ARC from Netgalley – I wasn’t disappointed! Lara’s famous aunt is Lucinda Green, champion three-day eventer. Like Lara, I grew up on Lucinda’s books of her
‘Kill the Black One First’ was a phrase shouted by rioters at Brixton as the police officers formed a barrier. This memoir from Michael Fuller is a powerful and thought-provoking book. I’m very grateful to the publishers and Net-galley for the
Memoir or Fiction? There’s something for Insecure Writers to get more insecure about. If we are to write about our own experiences, how far do we go before it becomes a memoir? I’d already started thinking about this as a
I’m really excited to be revealing the cover of a new book today, one that has been in gestation since the 1990s, when a journalist told my father that he ought to write his stories of his life in Africa