While there was some beautiful prose, and many warm, witty characters, some aspects of this short story collection didn't connect with me.
It’s #LoveAudio week! I’ve loved seeing posts across social media about all the wonderful audiobooks currently (or soon-to-be) available. This format is, I think, a very good step in the right direction for making books more accessible to audiences. For many, reading a book isn’t possible, so bringing stories to life with fantastic audio productions… Continue reading A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week
A write-up of my visit to Hay Festival 2018.
After Me Comes The Flood is a dark, enigmatic tale of a man who loses his way on the road and comes upon a dwelling whose inhabitants seem to be expecting him. But who are they, and what do they want from him?
Born on this day, 1907: Daphne du Maurier. "But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands." Talk about a writer after a reader's heart! It's probably clear by now that du Maurier is my favourite author. There's so much I'm enthralled by in her… Continue reading Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier
Do you listen to audiobooks?🎧 I'm currently listening to White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I loved this book when I first read it, and the audiobook is reigniting my love for it all over again! Performed by Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, nd Sagar Arya, the exquisite detail of Smith's novel is brought to… Continue reading Currently Listening…
Expectations surrounding debut writing can be tricky to negotiate, whether you read them on publication or after the success of more recent work. Here, I share some of my own thoughts on my current reading a debut work.