I’m Reading: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Sarah Perry’s novel is a brilliant evocation of the Victorian age: its preoccupations about science, religion and superstition all find subtle expression in this wonderfully gothic tale of a young widow with an interest in...

I’m Reading: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney Winner of the 2016 Bailey’s Prize for Fiction, Lisa McInerney’s debut novel is a theatrical tour de force: she captures with brio the voice of her young antihero, the drug dealing Ryan, and through him we are allowed...

A New Door Opens…

After a long period of writing, rather than writing about writing, I’m back in the blog again, with words of encouragement for people who are slogging away trying to find some kind of platform for their work.  Don’t give up.  I’ve spent the last...